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CMLT-C255 Visual Arts Notes Fall 2011 *check for updates throughout the semester and search for images for study on IU’s Dido site at This is a good resource, but a bit slow. I trust the accuracy of the color scheme on the Dido site, so compare paintings from other sites with this one. *for quick reference in class, I often use the Web Gallery of Art at This is especially good for the 18 th and 19 th centuries, especially through Romanticism. * for architecture, see (Prof. Mary Ann Sullivan); , and (Prof. Jeffrey Howe) *For recommended background information, see Grove Art online and Oxford Reference online (art and architecture). These are best entered through the IU Main Library Database reference web page at *For painting, see also * One of the best sites for art history : See also the wiki for “Art Museum”at Several huge collections are listed-- Before the French Revolution : Winckelmann (1717-68) Greeks exemplify “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” and Winckelmann vs. Lessing (see Vaughan) Rousseau and nature: he influences classical music and romantic art. His rather mediocre opera was played for the French court, as described in his Confessions. Lessing (1729-1781) Argues w/ W. and discusses distinctions between poetry and visual arts in Laokoon
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Says that “noble simplicity. . .” is more for visual arts. Good on time and space. Tries to describe difference between visual art and poetry. Watteau (1684-1721) Hogarth (1697-1764) Chardin (1699-1779) Boucher (1703-1770) Rococo painter for the aristocracy Fragonard (1732-1806) Note his frivolous eroticism. Although David tried to help, he was out of fashion after the Revolution Wga etc. Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-87) An Experiment on the Bird in the Airpump (1768) Sir Brook Boothby (1781), who is reading Rousseau in the woods in his portrait and google images Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) Architect, designer, engraver and theorist Both Classical and Romantic, with elements of Baroque (the intricate optical illusions are a bit like fugue or stretto ). Like Rousseau, P. defies categories. His images of Greece and Rome are neoclassical, surely, but what about those weird prisons? See WGA and the interesting links at the bottom of his Wiki.
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