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Enlightenment was an eighteenth.doc 4-17-08

Enlightenment was an eighteenth.doc 4-17-08 - Shaikh Safiya...

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Shaikh, Safiya 4/16/08 Enlightenment was an eighteenth-century movement in Western philosophy. It was an age of optimism, tempered by the realistic recognition of the sad state of the human condition and the need for major reforms. The Enlightenment was less a set of ideas than it was a set of attitudes. At its core was a critical questioning of traditional institutions, customs, and morals. Rococo is a style of 18th century French art and interior design. Rococo style rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. It was largely supplanted by the Neoclassic style. This style placed emphasis on portraying the carefree life of the aristocracy rather than on grand heroes or pious martyrs. Love and romance were considered to be better subjects for art than historical or religious subjects. The style was characterized by a free, graceful movement; a playful use of line; and delicate colors.
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  • Spring '08
  • Stephenson
  • Neoclassical art, Rococo style rooms, bred Rococo style, 28-1 Neoclassical Art, tapestry complementing architecture

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