Name Course Institution Tutor Date Introduction In the history of art, Baroque is considered one of the most opulent artistic styles. Baroque artistic style began in Rome about 1600 before spreading to other regions. The style is characterized by energetic movement and display. The style has however been criticized as one that is extravagant in terms of the sums spent on the public monuments. This paper is a defense of the magnificence and splendor of Baroque art of the King Louis XIV of France Royal Portrait, ST Peters Basilica, Versailles palace and Baladocchino structure.
He was ambitious and wrote his first drama at the age of 11. He was working on musical compositions when he turned 16. Some people thought he was conceited and narcissistic; his friends knew he was simply confident in himself and his abilities. After he finished high school, Wagner entered the adult world of busyness and work. In 1831, he
From 1907 to 1914, Pablo Picasso and George Braque have collaborated to create Cubism. In 1908, at the L’Estaque in emulation of Cézanne, the name of the style was created from Louis Vauxcelles’s comment on Braque’s landscape paintings as he regarded the forms of geometry in Braque’s pieces as “cubes”. The beginning of cubism is said to have been inspired by Primitivism as well as art that comes from countries that are out of the West. One example of this is the Demoiselles d’Avignon, which was a painting of Picasso in 1907. The painting was influenced by African Art, and probably by his visit to an ethnographic museum in Paris (Rewald).
Baroque Baroque is a style of art. It is an era of artistic style that used sensational motion and obvious, easily interpreted features to produce drama, tension, and magnificence in architecture, sculptures, paintings, literature, theatre, dance, and music. Baroque art is usually very frisky and has several ornaments. It was between the styles of Renaissance and Neoclassicism. This means it began at the begging of the 16th century (around 1600), at that time, there were absolutist monarchs in Europe.
Another work of literature by Sophocles is, Oedipus at Colonus and this play was written in 401 BCE, this play is about the final parts of the trilogy in Oedipus life. The play, Ajax is about the hero of the Trojan War and his wounded pride of victory. Electra was about two siblings that seek revenge for their father’s murder and Women of Trachis was about Hercules’ wife and her failure in attempting to regain Hercules’
The Romanesque and Gothic style of architecture have made great impact in today’s architecture. Romanesque architecture was developed in the 12th century. The Romanesque architecture was influenced by the Byzantine and Roman styles. It had the characteristics of round arches, thick walls and pillars supported by the weight of the stone buildings and vaults. The theme of the churches interior was referred to Christianity.
The Baroque period covers one hundred and fifty years from 1600 to 1750. Its characteristics tend to include, lavish, over the top, expensive and much more then necessary. The period is painted literally with architecture, paintings, clothing, food and much more that continuously begs people of today to ask ‘why?’. The use of frill and extravagance in art in this period has become less of a question of ‘why’ and more of a question ‘where is the extra?’, because this part in history is centered around adding extra ornamentation to everything. With such an over the top part in history, it would seem impossible to pick one piece that could embody every aspect of the Baroque Era but it is to be proven that one piece has such potential.
Researches about pre-1970 artists or designers were made. There are artists from medieval era, renaissance, mannerism, baroque, Neoclassical, romanticism, romanism and more. However, Georges Braque, who is a cubist french painter, his abstract work turned out to be the most interesting and appealing to me. In short, cubism is my favourite art movement. Other than that, I wanted to also explore more about an artist that is out of class-given examples.
His most famous painting, Christ Healing the Sick, depicts the complexity that Rembrandt imbued into his paintings. Another famous artist in the Baroque era was Nicolas Poussin. The picture of baroque neoclassicism, Poussin’s style was remarkably obvious in all of his later works. One of Poussin’s most famous paintings, The Holy Family on the Steps, is unique in its use of light/shadow and geometric shapes. The light and shadow bring out the positioning of the members of the family, that of a pyramid.
Eighteenth century Augustan literature is marked by the wit and intellectual conceit shape tone. Even though satire was already a feature of the Restoration literature, it was during the eighteenth century satire and parodies were more widely used across the spectrum of prose, poetry and dramatic works. Poets were arguing what topics are suitable to be exposed as a work of art and what are the proper modes in which a writer can express their ideas. Several authors of this era, such as Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Henry Feilding create an immense impact on literature. It is through the writings of these authors that this era paved way to the development of the novel.