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The term "picturesque" needs to be understood in relationship to two other aesthetic ideals: the and the . By the last third of the 18th century, Enlightenment and rationalist ideas about aesthetics were being challenged by looking at the experiences of beauty and sublimity as being non-rational.
Picturesque - Wikipedia 
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The term "picturesque" needs to be understood in relationship to two other aesthetic ideals: the and the . By the last third of the 18th century, Enlightenment and rationalist ideas about aesthetics were being challenged by looking at the experiences of beauty and sublimity as being non-rational.
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