Chapter 17 Study Guide

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Chapter 17 Assignment #2 (Ryan Cho) 17.2
Rococo, Neoclassicism, J.L. David, Classical Music, concerto, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Carnival.
1) Rococo. Although the Baroque and Neoclassical styles that had dominated the seventeenth century continued into the eighteenth century, by the 1730’s a new style known as Rococo began to influence and spread decoration and architecture all over Europe. Rococo art emphasized grace and gentle action. Rococo rejected strict geometrical patterns and had a fondness for curves, it liked to follow the wandering lines of natural objects, such as seashells and flowers. It made much use of interlaced designs colored in gold with delicate contours and graceful curves. Highly secular, Rococo’s lightness and charm spoke of the pursuit of pleasure, happiness, and love. Many works following the Rococo style express lyrical views of aristocratic life: refined, sensual, civilized, with gentlemen and ladies in elegant dresses because this reflected a world of upper-class desire, pleasure, and joy. Its decorative work could easily have combined with Baroque architecture to …show more content…

Neoclassicism was a Western European movement that drew inspiration from the “classical” art and culture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The Neoclassical movement began in Rome in the middle of the 18th century, but its popularity quickly spread throughout Europe because of European art students desire and interest in the styles of Neoclassical Art. Evident in most of the works during this period, Neoclassical art put a lot of emphasis on clarity, balance, simplicity, and harmony of design. This was easy to see because many paintings during this time showed great character-size proportions, unlike distorted figures we saw during the art period known as Mannerism. Neoclassical art portrays aristocratic life, revealing a world of elegance, wealth, and pleasure. Many Neoclassical art pieces depicts groups of aristocratic lovers functioning in everyday

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