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HUM 2230Notes6-2 - 1860(1121 neo-Gothic style Nostalgic for...

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HUM 2230 Notes 6-2 V. Romantic Irony 1. Goya, “Third of May, 1808: The Execution of the Madrilenos” (1098): Common Spaniads as matyrs for their culture (note the stigmata in the hands of the man in the lighted center); contrast the unemotional, uniform cruelty of the French soldiers. Gruesome = ugly? 2. Gericault, “Raft of the Medussa” (1104): survivors as heroic combatants against nature? Survivors as proof of human frailty, the loss of dignity, the limits of rationalism 3. Mary Shelly, Frankenstein (The Modern Prometheus) (1108): dangers of knowledge & technology w/o wisdom? Manipulation of nature produces human destruction. VI. Romantic Architecture: Neo-Medieval 1. Barry and Pugin, The Houses of Parliament,
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Unformatted text preview: 1860 (1121): neo-Gothic style. Nostalgic for medieval society and its values vs. neo-classical (Greek & Roman architecture and values). Nobility/Upper class ‘ruling’ lower class? 2. Renwick and Bodrigue, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York (1858): nostalgic for medieval religious values as the Protestant VII. Romantic Style in Music: Age of the Virtuosos 1. Common Features: emotional intent (vs rational or patriotic), “show off” skills of composer and instrumentalist. 2. Beethoven (1770-1827) “Pathetique”: individual struggle against hardship? Fate? Feelings of frustration? Agitation? 3. Chopin (1810-1849) “Ballard No. 1”: excited to agitated, burnout!...
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