During the 19th century, every aspect of British life was transformed by industrial, social and cultural development. The French Revolution inspired reformers in Britain as much as it frightened the British Crown and landowning classes. Nonetheless, the British government, who was ru8n by the Tories at the time, seemed impervious to revolutionary change. Anti-government cartoons in the 1790s often included the most scabrous, even treasonable, representations of King George III. All threats of revolution were taken seriously.
("Liberty Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution," Chapter 10 Page 1). They celebrated poems, music, paintings, songs, and engravings. Some people would come and see all these events take place and then some would not want to see all the drama. “In 1794, the French Revolution entered its most violent phase, the Terror.” ( The first major
‘The American Revolution and the Irony of Slavery’ The American Revolution redefined economic, political and religious freedom in colonial America and around the world. Americans of the revolutionary generation were preoccupied with the social conditions of freedom. The contradiction between freedom and slavery seem so apparent that it makes it difficult to understand the obstacles to abolition. During the revolutionary era slavery became the focus of international debate for the first time in world history. The United States changed dramatically in a very short time after the Revolution, the transition was not an easy one, militarily, politically, and culturally.
The improvements that the French army had made during the reign of Charles V and thus, the subsequent similarities that had arisen between the two countries' armies, disappeared. Though the English were far outnumbered, they wrought a startling defeat over the French. Their defeat caused Charles VI to sign the Treaty of Troyes with the English in 1420. It ensured that upon his death, the rule of France would be handed over to Henry V. The treaty was complicated, however, when both Charles VI and Henry V died two years later. The kingship of both countries was given to Henry V's infant son.
Like many artists of the 1880’s, the Post-Impressionist wanted to portray “emotion and intellect as well as the visual imagery” ("Post impressionist,"). Some of these paintings were very expressive and sometimes emotional, such as the paintings by Van Gogh. The abstractness of these paintings were often underappreciated and ridiculed by society, like the works Van Gogh. It wasn’t until years later that some of these works were appreciated and valued. Many Post-Impressionism works of art were inspired by the historical events occurring at that time.
Further, the American Revolution was a radical movement that changed the world in a way that shook it to its foundations by challenging the concept of aristocracy in the Western World that had existed for two thousand years and completely changed the political and social landscape in the United States and the world forever. Wood certainly supported the case that the Revolution changed how Americans felt that their social interactions ought to be carried out. Wood provided a great deal of research to indicate how the bonds of society would be reforged in the aftermath of the Revolution. The American Revolution changed the nature of American society in a very deep way. Old monarchical social bonds had not simply been destroyed; they had been replaced with new Republican bonds of “love and gratitude.” Before the Revolution, George Washington called the nation’s yeoman farmers “the grazing multitude,” expressing his
France wasn’t part of the colonies like America was, America was sick of being treated badly, and unfairly so they decided to fight. But as for France they were having trouble with their government and needed to create a new one witch they did. And to me it seems like America had much more at stake. The American and French Revolution both worked out in favor of France and for America they both got what they wanted France got the government they fought for, and America parted ways with Britain. The two revolutions were a big part in both America’s history, and a big part in Frances history.
This led to further economic collapse that hit its climax 1777. So in order for the government to dig its way out of this huge hole was for it to create new taxes, Calonne attempted to do this by side stepping the parliament which only resulted in a Nobles revolt and a call for an estates general. Brienne became the new minister to replace Calonne, however although his many attempts to try to fix the national debt and end the crisis he was sabotaged by Louis XVI and disgraced. Once again France was at this fragile point in its economy and with the high national debt and the high taxes that the 3rd estate, and second estate were paying it made it the perfect environment for a
The painting triumphed greatly at the Salon of 1864, this was a time when the contemporary society had preference on realism over history and mythical painting. History painting was being ignored and was falling to disuse, Moreau did not agree with this. Moreau was in support for idealism , as an artist he wanted to dedicate his time as an artist forsaking his other life as a human being. The painting’s symbolic intentions, the use of the mythological subject (Sphinx), and the authoritative severity in the style gave an impression of the original grand art. Moreau was though of by many as the saviour of the grand at a time when realism had taken over the paintings at the Salon.
Life in the 1830’s in France was unsurprisingly, quite different to the world and its inhabitants now. This is where the movement that was titled “Realism” began, primarily in the format of painting as the world of photography was only just in its beginnings of being invented. Realism appeared amidst political and social unrest, where art had been focused for generations in classical and romantic themes; the Classicists showing life to be