Test 3 - Art in the Romantic Age Goya expressed the...

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Art in the Romantic Age Goya expressed the perspective of the individual, rather than authority During the 18 th and 19 th centuries, the artistic establishment or academy set standards for European artists. Critics of this system argued that theses academies, and the standards they upheld, stifled individual visions This view was adopted by others as support for a subjective (personal) view of artistic creativity. Romantic artists were inspired in their opposition to the art establishment by philosophers who encouraged intuition and personal expression. Enlightenment ideal dissolved in the carnage of the French Revolution Neoclassicist’s artists valued measured order, balanced harmony, and stability. They responded with cool reason Romantic artists valued spontaneous and drama. They responded with passion, intuition, dissonance, and instability Through the “Disillusionment and Protest” Goya expressed a mocking repugnance for the evils of the day, among them religious fanaticism and bigotry Although pressured by the Catholic Inquisition, Goya could not censor his compulsion to expose irrationality and religious superstition as reigning evils in Spanish society In “Auto-da-fe” of the inquisition, Goya elaborated on the cruelty and injustice f the religious establishment. One of his themes from Los Caprichos: The blind complacency, establishment, through the instrument of the Inquisition, passed judgment on those they deemed to be heretics and who they condemned to be burned at the stake For English pet and artist William Blake the source of inspiration that had the greatest integrity was a visionary imagination, while the German landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich searched for the mystical within nature. Although the approaches of these artists were far apart, both were concerned with looking beyond the natural to the supernatural Napoleon was a man who understood the propaganda power of art to transform the ugly reality of warfare into heroic myths of glorious conquest or noble gestures of charity
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In the Third of May, 1808 Goya commemorates the Spanish resistance to the French occupation of Madrid. The opposition is between light and darkness, and between an anonymous firing squad and individual civilians The painting (The Raft of the Medusa) describes a real event of human survival, the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ART 100 taught by Professor Dr.muse during the Spring '08 term at Mt. Vernon Nazarene.

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