As the fall of Napoleon occurred the rise of Romanticism soon appeared. In 1815, the French empire was defeated. Napoleon Bonaparte was the first to restore peace between the French and English to cross the English Channel in twenty years. Following the Napolenic regime conviction grew and the expression in the perfection of the Neoclassical style was no longer valid. Romanticism was then born, expressing extreme emotion, the irrational and the power of nature. Museums had a bad wrap at this point. Most museum goers were curators, critics, and artist that were glad to imagine they have been disabused of what they knew as art. Worrying about nuances of sensibility is thought to be a specialized activity at the time.