Flowers beautify the world and bring joy to those in it. Some people become inspired by flowers and write, sing, and talk about them. All of the literature that comes from flowers evokes many different emotions and touches on many different topics. Sometimes the writings can stem from sadness, enjoyment, forgiveness, or jealousy. Many of the greats of literature have written about flowers and used them to explore topics and themes that others may not touch upon.
With the rose garden, the secular imagery of courtly love intertwines with religious art, reinforcing its effect. Both sacred and secular interpretations draw on themes from alchemy, elaborating the symbolism of different kinds of roses: white for innocence and purity, red for passion and death. The emblem of the Rosicrucian, a later medieval secret society of alchemists, was a cross surmounted by a rose, indicating that mystic divinity (the rose) is attained through mortal suffering (the
They used pieces of colored glass, shiny stones, gold and silver to make the artworks and patterns and that can be seen in Klimt’s work where he has used a lot of gold leaf and metallic paint in his art during that period. Klimt’s two visits to Ravenna in 1903 to study mosaic technique in depth and in person eventually led him to experiment with the potential of gold as a material used in paintings and the mosaic composition. The distinct features in his Golden Phase lies not only in the massive use of pure gold leaf and gilded paper but above all in the compositions joined together from naturalistic elements, ornamental motifs and precious material. His two most popular works, the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and The Kiss (1907-1908) are associated with this
A common way to do so is to change the color of it to gold, which is exactly what Frost did to get his message across. Line three in Frost’s poem also shows how he uses paradox, “ Her early leaf’s a flower”. Every reader knows the difference between a leaf and a flower, and that the two are not the same thing. Although, Frost uses paradox to compare the two, in a way to show the beauty of the simple leaf. He compares a leaf to a flower sort of in the same way as he did with the green and gold.
These systematic inclusions of flowers in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, serve to illuminate the materialistic values or desires of each character through complex symbolism. Flowers appear in the character’s names, possessions, and
France has been known as one of the important part of the fashion industry as it is in lead along with other countries due to its great reformation. One of the elements that France has been important to the Fashion industry is there are plenty of great fashion designers had been produced in the country itself. Those designers had produced modernist designs thus made a fashion revolution. According to Mcdermott (1997, p. 8), the ideas of Modernism ushered in a demand for simpler, streamlined ideas which suited the new spirit of the times. The 3 most influential French designers in Fashion industry during the Golden Age of French Fashion which is between 1920s to 1930s such as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Jean Patou and Elsa Schiaparelli had brought a whole new concept of ‘Fashion’ by producing their daring and unique designs.
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.”
His vast list of sources and evidence really strengthen his argument that there was in fact a revolution of ideas and feelings in the early 19th century. Tim Blanning’s argument that there was a revolution in sentiment and ideas in the early nineteenth century is very convincing, he is a leading scholar in this area and has published many books on the topic before. He has an extensive knowledge of art, music and literature as well as a broad knowledge in politics and social history of the 18th and 19th centuries which greatly influence his argument of there being a “Romantic Revolution” that he believed was just as important as the Industrial Revolution of 1789 or the Political Revolutions of France in
Romanticism, the dominant form of nineteenth century musical expression, is associated with the passion, dreams, emotion, and desire for freedom. In the history of culture, romanticism describes an artistic and intellectual movement against the order and restraint of classicism and neoclassicism. These emotional associations brought music into a commanding position as a link between the artist’s most personal thoughts and the realities of the outside world. According to Alfred Einstein "the Romantic movement made the opera composers specialists because it took its opera more seriously than did the eighteenth century".
I then painted the tree gold using metallic paint, as well as the various flowers growing on the tree. I then cut out coins from a magazine and added them in the tree, as well as on the ground. I added a huge golden sun cut from gold tinfoil, crinkled it up for texture, and placed it in the center of the sky. I then painted the top portion of the sky gold to represent the sun’s light, then added a dark blue background, because I associate that color with depth and stability. I wanted a layer of green to add life and growth in the scene as well as to add a horizon point.
Kerry James Marshall’s Vignette#2 paintings are a part of a series called Vignette. In the series he has taken romantic situations which are conventionally white stereotypes and he has replaced them with African American images creating a scene that didn’t exist during the earlier times. The painting shows a happy African American couple against a light background, highlighting the dark couple enjoying each others company. The male figure in this piece is lifting up his lover showcasing the romance between them. Only the back of the man is seen while he carries the woman.
One similarity between the painting “Clothing and Status in Colonial Mexico” and “Public Procession of the King’s Women” is the way women are portrayed to be “lesser” than their male counterparts. In the “Public Procession of the King’s Women”, women of African descent are put on display for male slave merchants and officials to view. Because the viewers are European while the women are African, one might expect the display could be because of racial differences. While this may also be true, seated on the ground to the left of the table shows two darker skinned men also viewing the procession. This portrays the women in the engraving to be nothing more than objects to be displayed the presence of males, portraying them to be lesser in status.
The two pieces of work that I thought were very eye catching was Girl with a Dog by Horace Bundy and Dodo and Her Brother by Ernst Kirchner. Bundy was incredibly captivating with his use of an oval shaped canvas. It really contrasted with the structured form within this portrait. The Girl with a Dog is oil on canvas painted in 1852. This type of portraiture is very unique and is quite modern compared to the standard portraits that contain one subject matter and direct gaze.