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Unformatted text preview: objects to present their power in the household. I also found that some of the pieces in the exhibit reflect some of the Romanticism concepts discussed in class. Although the pieces were created before the French Revolution, it seemed that there were hints towards Romanticism concepts. My favorite piece was an elaborate golden clock, which depicted Cupid, the god of love and Kronos, the god of time, juxtaposed on the top and bottom. Cupid is on the top because love conquers time and I thought that this was an interesting way to depict such a scene. The scene reflects a poetic undertone that I find reminiscent to the juxtaposition of time and mortality in Keats, Ode On a Grecian Urn. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of the clock as photography was prohibited in the exhibit and I could not pull up the same picture online. So, needless to say the exhibit was an enchanting night with plenty of eye candy and interesting insights into the French aristocracy....
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 4574 taught by Professor Steveheydt during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07