Enlightenment Arts

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Baroque Art
• Used exaggerated motion
and clear, easily
interpreted detail to
produce drama, tension,
exuberance, and grandeur
• Painting style was known
for its use of dramatic
effects to arouse the
emotions
Rococo
• Outgrowth of the Baroque period,
flourished in Europe from about
1700-1780
• Often playful, showy and luxurious
• Draws on symbols from nature,
including shells, rocks, vines and
flowers
• Revered beauty, focusing on the
delicate and the ornate and
celebrated the gratification of the
senses
• Rococo art portrays scenes from
classical mythology with a delicacy
lacking in Baroque art
Neoclassicism
• In 1700’s, archaeological
discoveries in Greece and Rome
revived interest in the study of
classical art and literature
• Popular style, especially in France
where the heroic, moral themes in
classical history were used to
inspire the causes of the French
Revolution
• Art of this time reflected calm,
serious subjects presented with
simple lines and a sense of order
and purpose
In the handouts illustrating enlightenment art
answer the following:
1. Distinguish the style (Baroque, Rococo or Neoclassicism)
2. Explain your reasoning
3. How does the artwork or architecture reflect enlightenment
ideals?
ROCCO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLWUbmkshp8
NEO-CLASSICISM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1IaMgha9fk
MOZART – THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQNFqVkNNc
HANDEL – MESSIAH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usfiAsWR4qU

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