Evaluation of the works of Baroque and Romantic artists Introduction A painting is not just an work with paper and color; enormous ideals philosophy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, literature etc can be engraved in every part of it. Art is something which not only portrays the emotion or the creation of an artist but they also tell us about various timeline that human civilization gone through and the various changes that time brings in our culture and thinking. The baroque period and romantic period are two different time period; during this time artworks of the artists took turn from the traditional ways as well the thinking and the artistic views. Baroque could be the last stage of Renaissance art or it could be the beginning of a new period of painting. Baroque art was not specifically Italian, although it is thought to have begun in Rome.
All of these various styles responded to the industrialization of Europe in their own unique fashions, and resulted in a strange conglomeration of art, ideals, and themes. The earliest and perhaps greatest response to industrialization was the era or Romanticism. Disgusted by the squalor and pollution produced by industry, many artists and writers turned to Romanticism, glorifying nature over civilized society and emotion over reason. Romanticism prized natural beauty and despised the materialistic ideals of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. Romantic art tended to revolve around nature or some heroic deed, ignoring or tuning away from industry and logic, and when it did not, it reviled it.
Reyle’s great range of art extends from painting and sculpture to even installations. He considers Duchamp’s concept of ready-mades and employs them into his art work. They might be everyday objects or ideas that already exist, but once they are modified and applied to his projects they become his own. His well known stripe paintings (see figure 1) as well as his paint-by-numbers series (see figure 2), and his resplendent installations with found industrial objects and neon lights are the most distinguished from his compositions. You might have noticed already how Reyle’s art work has colors and textures that for an instance “[do not] fit, or work against other elements of the piece, or [do not] work at all in the conventional sense of tasteful composition;” (ref 3) hereby creating his art work special and unique.
Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness - A Modernist Novel Modernism began as a movement in that late 19th, early 20th centuries. Artists started to feel restricted by the styles and conventions of the Renaissance period. Thusly came the dawn of Modernism in many different forms, ranging from Impressionism to Cubism. In order to explore new venues of creativity Modernists tinkered with the perception of reality. During the Renaissance, the depiction of a subject was very straight forward.
Machiavelli’s political power Machiavelli’s political power Final Essay Eric Arseneault Introduction Western Civilization (330-910-LE) , File 172 G. Martin November 29, 2009 During The Renaissance (1350-1550), many people became famous for their art like painting, music, theatre, and writing. One of those artists was Machiavelli who didn’t write a book like any others. In 1532, his book The Prince was published revealing his idea and theory of how rulers of this era truly handled power. Also in his book he was contradicting medieval philosophers saying that rulers should follow Christian principles while Machiavelli would not mention about religion and morality in his book. In fact, he would tell about how they should be realistic and understand human nature.
Dada is an art form that began in the early 20th century. The movement was formed in Europe to protest the lack of social and moral values during World War I (www.artlex.com). Dadaism wasn’t really a style of art, but rather a way for the artist to share their rejection of capitalism, materialism, and progress. The art that was produced was whimsical and absurd, a “mirror of the absurdity in the world around them” (www.oxfordartonline.com), and a complete opposite of the high art that ruled at the time. Surrealism is an art form that started in Europe in the 1920s.
The start of the world war brought terror affecting many communities, it also brought in changes and ideals influencing artist and groups paving the way for an art movement called surrealism. To artist it was a way of getting away from the real world and a way of forming and influencing the world around them. And for the art world it paved the way for one of the greatest and most influential artist in history Salvador Dali The Spanish Artist born in 1904-1989 was well known for his surrealist paintings, but he also had many talents and skills under his belt from a writing poetry to sculpting, and filmmaking just to name a few. In 1921 Dali was enrolled into San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, during his time he was suspended for starting a riot by having students rebel at authorities of the school he was later allowed back into the school then later being expelled again for indiscipline reasons Dali’s art works where greatly inspired and influenced by Sigmund Freud’s philosophy and concepts, which led him on to be surrounded by other artists who were also influenced by Sigmund Freud Starting in France during the 1920s founded by Andre Breton with his manifesto of surrealism and stemming from Dadaism, surrealist where interested in the subconscious, the dream state and hallucinations. In which Artist Andre Breton founder of surrealism coined the term psychic automatism, where artist along with Breton created art works under hypnosis Surrealist painters used a lot of symbolic references to create their art work and was used throughout art to convey, tell truths indirectly, painting scenes in a metaphorical and erotic suggestive manner.
T.S Eliot was a primary figure throughout the period of modernism; a time of experimentation in the arts from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, particularly in the years following World War I. The modernist writers challenged the linear nature of writing, demonstrated throughout Eliot’s poems where he replaces the logical exposition of thoughts with collages of fragmentary images and complex allusions. The fragmentary nature of the writing results from T.S Eliot’s view (and the modernist view) of the world as fragmented, because in an era characterized by industrialization, rapid social change, advances in science and the social sciences and the loss of traditional beliefs, T.S Eliot and other modernist writers felt a growing isolation and sense of destruction within society. Eliot’s poetry therefore becomes a critique of this new, fractured society in which the loss of traditional values and spiritual purity result in emotion detachment and a sterile, meaningless existence. The first of these societal critiques, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock is written as a dramatic monologue and explores through the voice of its middle-class male speaker a bleak and superficial world bereft of cultural depth and the fulfillment of personal relationships.
The two art periods that I chose to write about are romanticism and renaissance. Even though both art periods originated in different time periods, they have some similarities and some differences. The Renaissance period originated in Florence Italy in the fourteenth century, the middle ages to the seventeenth century, where it spread to the rest of Europe. Whereas, the romanticism period began in Germany and England in the 1770’s, and by the 1820’s it swept through the rest of Europe, even to France all the way to the French Revolution. The renaissance and romanticism period differed on how they approached art.
Baroque & Rococo “Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love and of thought, which, in the course of centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved...” - André Malraux (Insp. 2011) Art was the first written language and to study the history of art is to study the history of civilizations and humankind. The Baroque and Rococo styles were movements in Europe around the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. There were many advancements and developments, especially in scientific and philosophical areas. There were also many changes in the European Art.