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ART AND MUSIC IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. ROCOCO ROCOCO WAS INTRODUCED IN THE 1730s STRESSED GRACE AND GENTLE ACTION CURVES AND NATURAL SETTINGS SECULAR.

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1 ART AND MUSIC IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

2 ROCOCO ROCOCO WAS INTRODUCED IN THE 1730s STRESSED GRACE AND GENTLE ACTION CURVES AND NATURAL SETTINGS SECULAR GOLDS AND CREAMS

3 BAROQUE-ROCOCO ARCHITECTURE BALTHASAR NEUMANN

4 NEUMANN’S FOURTEEN SAINTS

5 ROCOCO ART: ANTOINE WATTEAU WATTEAU ( )- FRENCHMAN WHOSE WORK CENTERED AROUND TOWN LIFE IN FRANCE KNOWN FOR LYRICAL VIEWS OF NOBLE LIFE WITH UNDERLYING SADNESS THEMES OF COURTLY LOVE

6 WATTEAU’S DELIGHT OF LIFE

7 WATTEAU’S EMBARKATION TO CYTHERA

8 G.B. TIEPOLO – ROCOCO ARTIST ITALIAN WHO HAS BEEN CALLED A “UNIVERSAL PAINTER” ABILITY TO CREATE MASTERPIECES IN ALL FIELDS OF PAINTING: FRESCOES, RELIGIOUS & CIVIC ART, PORTRAITS, SKETCHES, ETCHINGS KNOWN FOR HIS ELEGANT & LIGHT STYLE

9 TIEPOLOS’ WOMAN WITH MANDOLIN

10 TIEPOLO’S SEATED RIVER GOD

11 JEAN HONORÉ FRAGONARD LATE ROCOCO FRENCH ARTIST ( ) KNOWN FOR HEDONISTIC AND LUSH SCENES PLAYFUL SUBJECT MATTER THICK USE OF PAINT—IMPASTO

12 FRAGONARD’S HAPPY ACCIDENTS OF THE SWING

13 NEOCLASSICAL ART 17 TH & 18 TH CENTURY MOVEMENT NEOCLASSICAL ARTISTS SOUGHT TO RECAPTURE THE DIGNITY AND SIMPLICITY OF THE CLASSICAL APPEAL OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS IMPORTANT ARTISTS IN THIS ERA INCLUDED NICOLAS POUSSIN AND JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID

14 NICOLAS POUSSIN - FRENCH NEOCLASSICAL PAINTER

15 POUSSIN’S RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN

16 POUSSIN’S LANDSCAPE

17 JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID FRENCH NEOCLASSICAL ARTIST ( )

18 BAROQUE MUSIC STYLE ORNATE AND COMPLEX MUSICAL PATTERNS RELIGIOUS FOCUS, BUT ALSO SECULAR MUSIC OPERA, CONCERTO, CHAMBER MUSIC, ORATORIO, HARPSICHORD

19 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Mass in B Minor Saint Matthew’s Passion Cantatas (choral work) Motets ("a cappella" ) His task in life “well- ordered music in honor of God”

20 George Frederick Handel ( ) More secular than Bach Started by writing operas Often wrote huge, unusual-sounding pieces Best known work is religious—Messiah

21 CLASSICAL ERA OF MUSIC FULL ORCHESTRATION SYMPHONIES PIANO THEMATIC DEVELOPMENT HAYDN, MOZART BEETHOVEN

22 Franz Joseph Haydn ( ) Ushers in Classical Era of music Music center shifts from Italy to Germany and Austrian Empire Prolific—composed over 100 symphonies

23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( ) Child prodigy: first concerto at 6, first opera at age 12 Dies debt-ridden pauper at age 35 Widely considered the greatest classical composer—embodies grace, precision and emotion Wrote three of the world’s greatest operas: Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni


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