Why? Mentioned before, Domat was a royally appointed writer and he owed his position to King Louis. Therefore, his duty was to help people realize that King Louis XIV is a great leader, and that the new government is a change going towards the right direction. Since he worked under the king, he wrote “On Social Order and Absolute Monarchy” knowing that he would be able to convince France to accept not only their new king, but the absolute monarchy government. He proved to be very successful once this was read by his attended audience.
Ducal Identity in the Chroniques de Hainaut Although presentation miniatures have a long history in illuminated manuscripts, the presentation miniature of the Chroniques de Hainaut to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, achieves the height of this genre. Generally attributed to Rogier van der Weyden based on connoisseurship, the miniature excels in its painstaking attention to detail and delicacy. This attention spills over into the composition and iconography, using a system of devices, mottos, and heraldry to establish Philip the Good’s identity and political strategies. I will argue that the Duke establishes his identity as separate from his predecessors through heraldry, and positions his son, Charles the Bold, as the rightful heir to
His vocal and instrumental music for court ballets gradually made him indispensable. In 1660 and 1662 he collaborated on court performances of Francesco Cavalli Xerse and Ercole amante. When Louis XIV took over the power of government in 1661, he named Lully superintendent of the royal music and music master of the royal family. Lully's music was known for its power, liveliness in its fast movements and its deep emotional character in its slower movements. Some of his most popular works are his passacailles (passacaglias) and chaconnes, which are dance movements found in many of his works
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. Chapter one 'The Crisis of the Age of Reason ', deals with the beginnings of romanticism, the radical shift it caused from an unoriginal event to an expressive visual, how it led to the cult of the artist genius and these same
In addition, some may assert that Henry was an ideal king because the chorus also praised him. Indeed, the chorus called Henry V “the mirror of all Christian kings” (2.Chorus.6) and a “star of England” (5.Epilogue.6), and likened him to both “Mars” (Prologue.6) and “the sun” (4.Chorus.44). By contrasting the popular view of Henry (declared by the chorus) with the actual actions of the king, however, Shakespeare heightened his own, more critical view of Henry. Therefore, although characters in the play and the chorus both praised Henry V, these laudations mainly exist to create an irony by highlighting the less than ideal attributes and actions he exhibited throughout the
Following Charles II’s coronation, there was an artistic renaissance in England with a preference for “scenery to poetic illusion, heroic couplets to blank verse… They demanded music, dancing and masques in the latest French styles.” To this end, The Fairy Queen was created, a semi-opera with “singing, dancing and machines interwoven, after the manner of an opera.” To clarify, a ‘semi-opera’ is a term which was used to apply to Restoration pieces which combined spoken plays with masque-esque episodes which employed the use of singing and dancing characters. When music occured in these masques, it was typically following either a love scene or that of the supernatural. The first examples were the Shakespeare adaptations which were produced by Thomas Betterman with music written by Matthew Locke. Following Matthew Locke’s death a second flowering produced the semi-operas of Henry Purcell, notably King Arthur and The Fairy
I stole happiness with you. I don’t mind paying. (Movie) This correlates to how Jean is willing to sacrifice his life because he loves Cosette and is willing to do anything for her happiness. Jean now wants Cosette to be happy with Marius whom she loves. Overall Jean Valjean love for Cosette has allowed Victor Hugo to use direct and indirect characterization as he talks about the thoughts and feelings of Jean.
It consisted of humanists, poets, musicians, and scholars, including Giulio Caccini, Pietro Strozzi, Vincenzo Galilei, and Girolamo Mei. The Camerata frequently met to discuss advancements within the musical and dramatic arts. This group strongly believed in the goodness of Greek dramas, and strived to bring them back into existence. Since these dramas taught valuable lessons, the Florentine Camerata sought to bring these values back in musical forms. Jacapo Peri’s very first composition, Dafne, was done in 1598 and considered opera.
His methods in this procedure were highly controversial, and included half-truths In this way, he “greatly influenced the romantic view of Beethoven”, to the delight of the incoming Romantic composers who probably accepted Schindler’s writings and did not question its validity It will come as little surprise then that Beethoven might not have particularly appreciated Napoleon Bonaparte and his conquests (Perhaps a case could be made for the Emperor concerto as a protest against Bonaparte’s conquest or even for the concerto as demonstrating the valor of Austrian resistance — also an empire at the time — due to its heroic theme.) In a letter to his editors, Beethoven recounts how these events affected him: "During this time we lived in a really oppressive embarrassment [...] The course of events on the whole has had at home its repercussions physically and morally I still can not even enjoy this life in the country so indispensable to me [...] What an exhausting and devastating life around me; Nothing but drums, cannon, human miseries of all kinds." 3 At this moment in time, it is clear to even a casual observer that whatever respect the composer once held for Napoleon, if it had not already dissipated, was blasted away by the cannons invading the
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.
Capulet chose Paris to marry Juliet. Paris is a young nobleman and a relative to the Prince. It was common at the time for a father to arrange a marriage for his daughter. Capulet knew that Paris, being rich and handsome, would make a good husband for Juliet. Capulet trusts Paris with his daughter and knew that he would be good to her.
Beethoven soon idolized Napoleon and what the French Revolution stood for, individual freedom. The once repressed Beethoven then began to express his rage and other emotions into his music into many political symphonies like Bonaparte (Erocia), named after Napoleon (Kerman & Tomlinson 225). What was unique about Beethoven’s music was the fact that it was centered around the feelings and spirit of the composer, which was unlike much of the classical music before his time. It was almost as if Beethoven was starting his own revolution. Beethoven’s self-expression music was said to be the start of Romanticism age in music because of how it centered around personal passions, instead of pleasing God or audiences.
Between Romeo marrying Juliet and Paris marrying her it would probably be better for Romeo to marry her due to the fact that he knows her more and is also closer to her more than Paris is. The way that Paris had asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage was actually the right way because he asked Lord Capulet. When Romeo
5. The artist whose work best spoke for the French Revolution was which of the following? 6. The American leader ____ embraced Neoclassicism because of its associations with important virtues such as morality, idealism, and patriotism 7. A leading advocate of the Enlightenment in France was which of the following?