Alfons Maria Mucha was a Czech artist he is well known to be one of the most noticeable illustrator, painter and interior design of the Art Nouveau movement. He became one of the most important figures of the Art Nouveau by the late 1890s by the time the concept of the “art nouveau” made it big entrance. His posters and crafts were made famous to the public with the help of the new process of impression of the time.
In the introduction Blanning argues that, besides the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, the Romantic Revolution was as, if not more, important, and just as radical and extensive. He then sets out to prove his point in a very rational setting. In his introduction, Blanning writes that the only way one can hope to understand Romanticism is ‘to enter the world of the romantics by the routes they chose themselves.’ His argument is that in order to fully appreciate Romanticism, one must know, or at least experience, its many appearances in literature, art and music. The book is filled with references to the iconic paintings, operas and novels that were born during the Romantic era.
Tradition says that Giorgione was a handsome man. His name Giorgione is translated to ‘tall George’ or ‘large George’, but it could also mean ‘great George’, because he was such an innovator. Over time Giorgione became an unequaled master of oil painting. After he was trained by Bellini, Giorgione began painting many little, devotional Madonnas, of which he became a true specialist.
Jose Vazquez Professor Dorsey English 2323 May 5, 2017 Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” & “Porphyria’s Lover” Browning lived in the Victorian age in which love was written from complexities in the mind. He became a master in the style of Dramatic Monologue producing his best works out of all his writings, “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover”.
The painting is considered an absolute masterpiece and one of the greatest examples of Sienese Gothic painting, characterized by the wonderful elegance of both line and color. While painters in nearby Florence adopted rounder, more realistic forms, most Sienese artists in the early fourteenth century continued to prefer Duccio 's linear and decorative style, which used gold and strong color to create pattern and rhythm. The focus of this painting was capturing Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will be conceived with Jesus Christ. The official words shown in the painting coming out of Gabriel 's mouth are “Hail Mary full of grace, blessed art thou among women” . Lots of line work goes into the Sienese style, which creates a very unique and detailed style for that time period.
HS5610: POETRY ASSIGNMENT: WILLIAM BLAKE ARYAPADMAM C. HS11H011 INTRODUCTION William Blake was one of the most well-known English authors, whose works were seminal part of the Romantic movement in the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth century Europe . He was not only a poet but also a painter as well as a printmaker too. He created diverse and symbolically rich work of art through his imagination. But his works were criticized by his contemporaries and he was given the label of ‘a poor man who is mad’.
Napoleon attempted to gain trust in order to convince his people that he always had their best interest at heart. However, the fact that Napoleon made an effort to raise his public image is all well and good, but did it work? According to Geoffrey Ellis, the majority of French people thought very highly of Napoleon: "All presented him as a ruler of unrivaled intelligence and wisdom, as a force for good, for necessary change, who swept away the last corrupt vestiges of the old regime in France."
Nationalism is an identity that we share with others that are like you based on culture, history, religion, language, territory and the belief that yours is superior to others. This very nationalism spread in Europe during the 19th century and France was one of the first to unify under its law. Napoleon, the emperor of France, started expanding his territory and other countries were afraid about that. So they united to oppose the French which indirectly created a nationalist feeling in others. Nationalism, to a small extent, is a positive force in unifying a country.
In sculpture, the types of the Duisburg-born creator Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919) were (and still are) elegant. the most contribution of art movement to "modern art" was to popularize the thought of perspicacity in painting and sculpture, and to indicate that depictive art might licitly embrace subjective
life quality of the under-developed but also stimulating social inclusiveness. To give another example is the Palace of Versailles in France which displays a remarkable architectural achievement from the 18th century and also tells about the past political conflicts during the French revolution. Due to its rich history, the palace has been a subject of numerous researches by art historians, architects, and conservation specialists alike, offering scholars with intellectual as well as historical enlightenment most notably in French historiography. The palace also made substantial revenues from tourist visitation, however the educational benefits offered by the inherent cultural significance are just equally important. Tourism driven by a sustainable exploitation of tangible sites such as the Virunga National park may encourage a community-based economic activity and yield revenue for the local government to help combat poverty.
Also known as Voltaire, originally a middle-class French boy, he would create plays and epics that impressed many intellectuals, and in his Philosophic Letters on the English he would remark that if there were many religions in England that they would live in peace and harmony. Voltaire would touch on all important intellectual topics, including the criticism of absolute monarchy, with his numerous pamphlets, novels, and other literature. Voltaire not only fought for religious toleration, but also for a religious outlook called deism, that harshly ridiculed Christianity for asking for grace and praying to God; the principles of this outlook was that if God did create the world, he left it to run to its own natural laws. Denis Diderot was
Summer Reading Paper: Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickinson was a great writer who brought a great amount of purpose and devotion to his writings. In this novel he writes about the French Revolution. Charles writes this novel with the purpose of showing people the significance and details of the historic event. He wanted to use his gift to let people know that the French Revolution effected many people and that the event should not be understated.
According to the article "The Importance of the Antique to Donatello" it states, that Donatello started off his artistic career portraying a bit gothic. Two of his early gothic sculptures were David and Porta della Mandona. The article also states that Donatello’s St. George was a very good example of the classical Early Renaissance. Donatello used a wide verity of techniques and style when making sculptures, putting in a lot of emotions and making each one unique. Some of Donatello’s unique sculptors are Cupid, Mary Magdalen, Piazza del Santo, St. Mark, St. George and many
Robert Browning was a popular English poet, whom gained prominence during the Victorian era for his dramatic monologues. ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ are some of Browning most popular works, as readers are drawn in by his exploration of the blurred lines between control, love and mental instability by using subtle techniques such as his choice in the form of poem and satire. Browning is able explore the controversial idea of control, in such a conservative age, by using the form of dramatic monologue which is “regarded as the most significant poetic innovation of the Victorian age” (Allison Chapman). Within dramatic monologues, the speaker inadvertently reveals their thoughts and information surrounding the plot. In ‘My Last Duchess’, the speaker is a Duke who although tries to paint himself as a loving husband, actually exposes himself as a jealous man who tried to control his late wife, to no avail.