37 Classical and Rococo Era lecture - newer version 2011

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Unformatted text preview: Classical Era Art and Music of the Enlightenment Applying science to other fields • One key to creativity is applying knowledge in one field to a different field – Example: Science applied to politics in the Enlightenment • Discussion Question: – How would you apply science to art and architecture? – How would you apply science to music? Art in the 18th Century • Baroque had been the style from 1600 to 1750 – Elaborate, impressive – Show glory of church and/or state • New direction was disputed Baroque Classical (Simpler, rational) Rococo (Sweeter, nature) Rococo • Emphasis on ultra beauty and nature • Less dramatic (more sweet) than Baroque • Themes: aimed at the wealthy class – Lighter, frivolous – Picnics, lovers, Greek gods – Portraits Jean Antoine Watteau • Pilgrimage to Cythera Jean Antoine Watteau • The Delights of Life François Boucher Europa Jean-Honoré Fragonard The Swing Thomas Gainsborough Mary, Countess Howe Blue Boy Sir Joshua Reynolds Collina Architecture Baroque Rococco Rococo Architecture Wieskirche, Germany Rococo Architecture Wieskirche, Bavaria (Altar) Cherubs and gilded ornamentation Rococo Architecture Wieskirche (Nave) Rococo Architecture • The monastery church of our Lady Ettal, Oberammergau Rococo Architecture Asamkirche Rococo Church München Architecture • Kaisersaal, Wurzburg Discussion • What was the principal purpose of rococo? • Why do you think rococo was relatively short lived? Classicism Defined • The period of the ancient Greeks and Romans • A standard (enduring) • Genre of music • Time period 1750-1820 Classical Thinking • Reason was supreme • Sought the perfect society – Enlightenment • Beauty and symmetry • Rules were valuable and strictly adhered to • Lined up well with beliefs of Enlightenment Classical Thinking • The value of rules in art and music – Communication with the viewer/audience so that the purpose and inner beauty can be appreciated – Rules give a framework that has worked in the...
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course MFG 202 taught by Professor Davis,d during the Summer '08 term at BYU.

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