Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a worthy example of Gothic Literature because the house is falling apart and is in the middle of nowhere. The quotes “the crumbling condition of the individual stones. ”(16) and “I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country.
The term Gothic was originally used as an architectural term and it refers to medieval buildings, such as castles and cathedral. Its an style of writing that is characterized by elements of fear, horror, death and gloom. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the house of Usher” is an good example of Gothic Literature because it has a gloomy mood. “ The storm had been a welcome diversion.
This image is a representation of the individual as it is of two people, however this painting could be a precursor of the enlightenment
The painting depicts what seems to be a panoramic view from afar but looking closely each aperture and objects make up the impressions of faces. From the left side there seems to be an aperture looking over a big cliff with branches of trees. This cliff and branches make up the face of an old person. The rock exposures within the cliff form the illusions of wrinkles, wrinkly lips and a long and untreated mustache. The branches give the effect of baldness, contributing to the overall appearance of an old man’s face.
The Gothic Influence Although the word “Gothic” is often associated with supernatural creatures or haunted, abandoned places, the word actually originates from an elaborate style of architecture. The reason that the word “Gothic” has become associated with these ideas of horror and death is because the architecture was thought of the ideal place for mysterious, suspenseful, and dark stories to occur. These types of stories became known as the Gothic genre. The Gothic literary genre often includes elements of fear, death, and strong emotions, and is set in set in a dark or mysterious place.
The room I chose at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum follows a Gothic theme. Its objects such as paintings, tapestries, altar pieces, and various furniture showcase this theme with period works from the fourteenth century and later revival styles from the nineteenth century. While the majority of the furniture is
In addition to that, on the wall shows a portrait of his grandmother's former slave family member. Allowing to show his ability to demonstrate different brush styles in one piece of painting. Not to mention, leaving the painting in the left corner blurry and dim and his grandmother detailed and realistic. Portraying that his grandmother's past is left in the past and she is the life of the
Starting with Miss Emily’s decaying house "It was a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies", "lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps" (451) The house is also southern gothic because it was passed down to Miss Emily by a long line of family members who had died and left it to her. It was an old white large house looked almost like a plantation type house. Another thing about the setting that helps make this story southern gothic is the time period. You can tell it southern gothic because Miss Emily is the last of her long line of family who’s lived in that town, now she is all alone without her father.
The Ontology of the Photographic Image André Bazin André Bazin through “The Ontology of the Photographic Image” examines how the mechanically produced photographic image is superior to the manual plastic arts for preserving humans and reality through representation. Bazin explores the existence of the photographic image through his essay. Plastic arts were used in the Egyptian civilization to preserve human beings.
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writer of all time, as he was one of the first writers to explore darker themes through literature such as death and revenge. He has revolutionized the gothic genre for years to come. Throughout the many gothic works of Edgar Allan Poe including, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and many more; Poe gives a unsettling tone which defines most of his writing. Poe tries to do this through incorporating specific literary techniques like erie imagery and cryptic diction.
The term gothic came into use in post-medieval times when the work of the Middle Ages men considered being crude & barbaric. I believe that this term was given to this style due to its structure; huge stone walls with pointed arches & gargoyles for example as mentioned by Jonathan Glancey, an architectural critic who worked as the architecture and design editor at ‘The Guardian’ in his book ‘Architecture: Eyewitness Companion Guide’, “High above the naves of these ship-like structures, and often well out of range of the human eye, we find expertly carved angels, demons, fronds, and finials: nothing was too good for the all-seeing eye of the heavenly
Throughout mankind, the concept of art has developed and changed. We have observed a variety of artistic forms and styles through paintings and sculptures. Numerous amount of cultures and time periods we 're established in history from art. Some include the Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque time periods of art. During each of those time periods, new artistic styles were created and transformed.
(Poe 412).” One element of gothic literature is a gloomy or decaying setting. This scene describes the gloomy setting the literature place in. The dark setting foreshadows the dark theme of the story. The houses feature also represent Poe as himself as well.
During the Rococo period, Jean- Honore Fragonard painted many important and beautiful paintings. Two very interesting pieces were “The Swing” and “The Stolen Kiss” both were painted by Jean-Honore Fragonard. Fragonard was a French painter during the Rococo period, he produces more than 550 paintings. “The Rococo movement was an art movement that emerged in France and spread throughout the world in the late 17th and early 18th century. The word is a derivative of the French term rocaille, which means “rock and shell garden ornamentation””