This time period became known as the Enlightenment. This movement was a breeding station; ideas about art was exchanged, and Rococo ideals of love and eroticism became less pertinent. Although some Rococo artists continued to paint in their own style, others developed a new kind of art, Neoclassicism. Neoclassicism marked a return to rational principles which protested against the superficial elegance of the Rococo and sponsored a return to classical ideals based on the Greek and Roman models. Marie Denise Villers painted the Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti is an artist, who has hugely influenced the world’s history of art, depicting in his painting “Beata Beatrix” the issue topical both to him and the time he was living in. He questions the way the love was chanted by his predecessors and clearly states, “the love is what moves the sun and the light”. This paper will provide the analysis of the most quintessential painting of Rossetti, with the regards to its hidden symbolism and historico-cultural meaning. The multi-talented, temperamental like the Italian and dreamy like the English, Rossetti, being 18-year-old, became the head of "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood", the members of which were inherently romantic. Together with William Holman Hunt, Millais, noticing blind imitation
Today, Botticelli known as the father of The Birth of Venus. The Birth of Venus, which is an ancient Roman legend story about Venus, the goddess of fertility, beautiful, and love. Blowed by the God of Wind, the shell to come on shore, inside of the shell is Venus, where she was born. God of Season, which is the one who was waiting for Venus arrival to give her clothes. The meaning of this painting is so deep that without an explanation, people hardly to find out what does it mean.
Like I said in the intro muses are Greek Goddesses of inspiration, literature and science of the arts. They are also the daughters of the god Zeus and the goddess Mnemosyne, the term they were known as water myths. There were nine of these Muses portraying each art and symbolizing a different item. Calliope (epic poetry - writing tablet), Clio (history - scroll), Euterpe (lyric poetry - Aulos, a Greek flute), Thalia (comedy and pastoral poetry - comic mask), Melpomene (tragedy - tragic mask), Terpsichore (dance - lyre), Erato (love poetry - cithara, a Greek type of lyre), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry - eveil), and Urania (astronomy - globe and compass). On the other hand, Varro mentions that only three Muses exist: Melete (practice), Mneme
Before the Renaissance it was the middle ages, where the church was the center of attention and superstition beliefs lead society. The Renaissance was an area that strayed away from that believe and revived the classical ideas, concepts, and knowledge of the ancient Greeks and Romans. This period had many characteristics that were not common with that ears before. New techniques were developed such as the introduction of oil painting and linear perceive. The painting Saint Mary Magdalene holds many characteristics of the Renaissance area.
Throughout the sequence Astrophil is shown as being madly in love with Stella and how this love turns to desire that he can not control. The title of the poem, Astrophil and Stella introduces the characters of the poem as well as it conveys an image itself. The name of the protagonist of the poem , ‘‘Astrophil’’ derives from two Greek roots: ‘‘astr-,’’ meaning star and ‘‘phil-,’’ meaning lover. The ‘‘phil’’ in the name is also a pun on Sidney’s first name, Philip. As for the name of Stella who is the heroine of the poem, it comes from the Latin word meaning star.The definitions of the names reflect an image in the context of the poem and set the poem’s main theme which is unreturned love
Merry-Joseph Blondel’s Hecuba and Polyxena, an oil on canvas painting done after 1814, is a Neoclassical piece reflecting the French academy’s values of the naturalistic style was inspired by the classical arts of ancient Greece and Rome. The title identifies the central subjects as the Trojan queen, Hecuba, and her daughter, Polyxena; characters from the Greek tragedy, “Hecuba”. Blondel’s use of implied lines and textures and realistic overlapping of figures create naturalistic forms as the focal point, composition, contrasting color schemes, theatrical lighting and modeling result in a dramatic narrative piece that tells the tragic story of a mother’s incessant anguish. Blondel’s use of implied textures in the assorted garments that envelope Hecuba and the ivory gown that wraps itself sensuously around the figure of the virgin Polyxena create the illusion that the fabrics and the figures of these two women would feel soft to the touch. The implied lines the curves of their bodies underneath their clothing, which are especially apparent in the figure of the young Polyxena, imply their full, three-dimensional, forms.
Did the Romantic Movement influence the works of famous singers, artists and writers of Today? The Romantic Movement or Romanticism as it is always identified as was a literary movement of art, literature and music during the 19th century. It was created to counter the enlightenment movement that proceeded it and therefore Romanticism was intended to change attitudes towards things. Romantic thinkers praised imagination over reason, emotions over logic and intuition over science. “ The revolutionary energy underlying the romantic movement affected not only just literature, but all of the arts --- from music to painting , from sculpture to architecture.” as claimed by (English Department, 12/02/2009).
• The Metamorphosis of Narcissus is certainly one of Dali’s most celebrated pictures • The painting was based of off Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and consists of a painting and a poem that was completed in 1937 • The painting is a critical paranoia which means the painting has the ability to create and see in one image, another hidden image • Painting portrays Greek god Narcissus’s metamorphosis in two different stages • In the first stage he is depicted similarly too Caravaggio’s version of the theme but in the second stage his head takes the shape of an egg with a flower emerging • One side has warm colors, fire and faeces while the other side has colder colors and cracked stone • This paintings artistic language is both polymorphous and simultaneous
The involvement of parliament members could justify why Queen Elizabeth decided to start strengthening the Anglican Church. English Renaissance theatre is derived from different medieval theatre traditions such as mystery plays that were performed in Europe as part of their religious festivals. These mystery plays are mostly retellings of legends based on biblical theme, which were originally performed in churches. This brought around the birth of secular based plays since they were built around religious festivals. (Renaissance English Drama, 2010) Elizabethan playwrights borrowed most of their ideas for their plays from the Roman playwrights.