Lord Alfred Tennyson, one of the most representative poets of the Victorian Literature from England is known nowadays for best describing the dilemma of his times, and also for including the Greek and Roman myths and legends in his poetry. Not only was he concerned with his public role as a poet , but he also struggled with the notion of art for art’s sake, at times propagating that art should have no purpose, while on other occasions claiming that art should be socially and morally committed. First published in 1842, “Ulysses” it is considered to be the reason why Sir Robert Peel gave Tennyson his annuity. Belonging to the period when he begun to write his “English Idyls”, the poem was written in 1833 after his closest friend, Arthur Henry Hallam, died. The author declared about his work that “There is more about myself in Ulysses, which was written under the sense of loss and that all had gone by, but that still life must be fought out to the end” .
Voiles, from Book I of Preludes by Claude Debussy was written during a time when Impressionism and Symbolism were thriving in music, art, literature, and poetry. With symbolism, artists broke away from traditional techniques in order to indirectly evoke specific emotions, images, and concepts without merely describing them. Symbolist poets often used strategic spatial placement, word sizing, and nontraditional grammar in order to add nuance to the meaning of the text. Impressionism was a similar art movement in that it avoided directly depicting images. Some have applied impressionist interpretations to the works of various composers, but impressionism was typically found in paintings where the images looked almost out of focus and oddly cropped, with the juxtaposition of contrasting colors that portrayed the effects of light.
Key factors in the importance of Pre-Raphaelite painting was the emphasis on painting literary themes, involving romance, and developing psychological and social tension. Millais’ Isabella casts off the influence of William Etty, as well as the traditional composition, lighting, and detail of Victorian standards “Hunt, later repudiated the notion that the movement aimed at any kind of ‘revival’ of early Renaissance styles (Prettejohn 19).” The group focused on more significant subjects such as medieval tales, poetry, and religion, while emphasizing color and psychological stresses. The group individualized as they aged, with Rossetti concentrating more on mystical themes and individuality, and Hunt working towards realism, but with moralistic and modern themes. “In elevating color as a sensual element in painting these painters risked affronting those who associated color with what was disparaged as passionate, fleshy, and feminine in art - a lack of control and emotional excess in contrast to the disciplined rigor of sound draughtsmanship (Prettejohn 135).” Throughout the Pre-Raphaelite movement, art was focused on realism, while others strived away from that, and did more mystical like paintings, like
In the minds of artists, myths have known as multiple transformations their literary traditions were changing along with cultural, philosophical, political and social changes. But it was no other span than postmodernism that interchanged myth into a bunch of contradictory definitions. Thus in this regard, myth gained the degree of literal meaning of the fundamental concept of post-modern philosophy. Miserably, it is impossible to find the whole idea of myth related postmodern texts, let alone to show all the dimension of myth portray by postmodern writers in such a creative writing. As a result , it will be confined to defendable the most important of them, John Barth's fiction Chimera(1972) explained by other dignified postmodernists such as Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthelme or Kurt Vonnegut remarks to mythology can be beheld as a peripheral affection, restructure and revising of
Art is often influenced by history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the French Revolution broke the strong regimes of feudalism to create a revolutionary road. The rapid transformation of the political and economic society makes the French seem to run the lines of history and forget noticing the beautiful meanings of each moment. At this time, art had its own voice. Impressionism was a new artistic style was born.
European art has been prevalent in their culture since the Middle Ages. Throughout the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era, the concepts of art shifted greatly from what they had been before hand. Before the Revolution, artists focused on creating Greek and Roman like paintings and sculptures, also while expressing humanism and individualism. This art was called classicism and used throughout the middle ages up until the eighteenth century revolution in France. During the French Revolution, art took a shift towards neoclassicism.
The artistic style that I decided to write about was Impressionism. Impressionism is a 19th century art movement and a type of style in a painting that was originated in France in the 1860´s, it is characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the movement, mostly in terms of the shifting effect of light and color. It seeks to catch a feeling rather than achieving accurate depiction. This style is significant and I chose this style because it changed the nature of the way people think about art this present day. If the people known as impressionists did not believed in themselves and wouldn´t have kept on following their dreams, we would not have a fine art called impressionism.
Sama El Feky 900121886 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 William Mellanie Romanticism Paper 2 “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in terms of Romanticism and “The Mirror and the Lamp” by M. H. Abrams Although love may often be the concept of the romantic art, Romanticism has explicitly very little to do with what is considered “romantic”. It is rather a universal artistic and philosophical element that highlights the fundamental mind of the Western cultures. Know as the Romantic period, the 19th century represented a shift from reason to feeling, logic to imagination, and objectivity to subjectivity. The era’s literature, Romanticism, mainly focused on the appreciation of nature rather than social and political norms. Poetry sought to expose the connection between nature, humans and most importantly God.
Merriam Webster’s English Dictionary defines the term ‘symbolism’ as “the art or practice of using symbols specially by investing things with a symbolic meaning or expressing the invisible or intangible by means of visible or sensuous representation (Def 1).” Symbolism first emerged in France as a movement in art in the late nineteenth century. French symbolists Zola’s realism and desired to move beyond the real or material in an attempt to appeal to the senses .The goal was to suggest and evoke but never describe. (Suchanek, 1) Many Modern European and American dramatists were deeply influenced by this movement. Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov and August Strindberg were some of the first playwrights to adopt symbolism in their works .However,
Romanticism, the main source of future impressionism and realism, where normal people were portrayed in the end, not the aristocracy, were the great artistic movements of the early and mid-nineteenth century. However the classical school resisted with many of its canons, with the literature where the changes were deeper in the previous century. However, new young painters who had learned of romanticism and had powerful ideals were making their way to battle the French Academy of Fine Arts The impressionism could be defined as a pictorial movement of French origin in the late nineteenth century appeared as