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ROCOCO. ROCOCO. New style of art began in 1730’s Grace and gentle action Rejected strict geometrical patterns -> favored curves Delicacy, lightness, charm Secular – expressed pleasure, happiness, and love. ANTOINE WATTEAU. One of the greatest of the Rococo painters

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ROCOCO
  • New style of art began in 1730’s
  • Grace and gentle action
  • Rejected strict geometrical patterns -> favored curves
  • Delicacy, lightness, charm
  • Secular – expressed pleasure, happiness, and love
antoine watteau
ANTOINE WATTEAU
  • One of the greatest of the Rococo painters
  • Depictions of aristocratic life
  • Fat ladies in frilly dresses, ribbons and bonnets, hanging out in flowery gardens
  • Pleasure and joy
neoclassicism
NEOCLASSICISM
  • Continued from the 17th into the 18th century
  • Dignity and simplicity of the classical style of ancient Greece and Rome
  • Influenced by the excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • Jacques-Louis David = The Oath of the Horatii
the development of music
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC
  • The 17th and 18th centuries were the formative years for classical music = Baroque music 1600-1750
new compositional forms in music
NEW COMPOSITIONAL FORMS IN MUSIC
  • Opera
  • The Oratorio
  • The sonata
  • The Concerto
  • The Symphony
johann sebastian bach
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
  • Greatest of the baroque composers
  • German
  • Produced a large family of musicians
  • Worked as organist, court music director, choir master/kapellmesiter
  • Majority of work was church music
s ignificant bach compositions
significant Bach compositions
  • Brandenburg Concertos
  • Toccatta and Fugue
  • Mass in B Minor
  • Goldberg Variations
  • Christmas Oratorio
  • Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
george frederick handel
GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL
  • German baroque – lived and worked in England
  • Primarily secular
  • Significant compositions – Music for the Royal Fireworks, Water Musik, Messiah
the classical era in music
THE CLASSICAL ERA IN MUSIC
  • THE CLASSICAL ERA 1750-1830 = period of music which followed the baroque era
  • Orchestral music
  • New musical instruments -> bigger and more diverse sounds
  • Larger groupings of musicians
franz joseph haydn
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
  • Austrian classical composer
  • Worked for Prince Esterhazy in Hungary
  • Composed 104 symphonies
  • The Surprise Symphony, The Philosopher Symphony, The Farewell Symphony
wolfgang amadeus mozart
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
  • Austrian classical composer
  • Genius and child prodigy -> 1st concert at age 6, 1st opera at age 12
  • Wrote 41 symphonies
  • Operas = Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute
  • Died miserable and penniless at age 35
the development of the novel
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NOVEL
  • 18TH century marked the full development of the novel as a literary genre
  • English writers are key to establish the centrality of the novel
  • Samuel Richardson – Pamela = a good girl
  • Henry Fielding – Tom Jones = a bad boy
the writing of history
THE WRITING OF HISTORY
  • The enlightenment transformed the study and writing of history
  • Remove god from historical study
  • Secular explanations and causation
  • New social science approach
  • Broadened scope of study -> economic, social, intellectual, cultural
  • Edward Gibbon