Arts in the Silver Age

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Unformatted text preview: Arts in the Silver Age New influences: Richard Wagner Composer (1813-83) mostly know for his massive operas; Developed the theory of Gesamtkunstwerk , or the total artwork: opera is Music + Friedrich Nietzsche Artist-philosopher (1844-1900) most famous for proclaiming the bermensch and the death of God; Believed that Western civilization was in a state of decadence ; The Birth of Tragedy in the Spirit of Music (1872) Apollo God of the Sun Associated with Rationality Science Order/harmony Individualism Classical music Dionysus God of Wine Associated with Irrationality Ecstasy Disorder/chaos Community Modern music, dance Nietzsche believed that the ancient Greeks understood the necessity for maintaining a balance between these two forces, as evident in the great works of Athenian tragedy. Modern culture rejects/denies the Dionysian, to our peril! From France: the Symbolists Originated with...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SLL 330g taught by Professor Wolfson during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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