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Rococo & Neoclassici sm

1.What is art? 2.Why should we appreciate art?

3.How can we see God in every style of art?

Middle Ages (400-1400) Renaissance (1400-1550) Mannerism (1520-1600) Baroque (1600-1700) Rococo (1700-1775) Neoclassicism (1765-1850)

Art Timeline

Rococo History
Began in France
King Louis XIV

France was on the rise its power and influence was strong.. A response to the heaviness and richness of Baroque, Rococo was light with more curves-delicate and playful Some see this style as refined and elegant, others judge it as pompous, indulgent and pretentious.

Important Charactaristics & Artists

Pastel colors Lighthearted & playful Decorative Leisurley pastimes of the aristocracy Themes of love Ornate elaboration excess
A type of painting that developed during the Rococo period that depicts a party or other lighthearted scene taking place outdoors

Fete Galante

Antoine Watteau Francois Boucher Jean-Honor Fragonard Nicolas Lancret

Francois Boucher

Mademe de Pompadour 1756

Francois Boucher

The Breakfast

Antoine Watteau

Pilgrimage on the Isle of Cythera 1717

Jean-Honor Fragonard

The Swing 1767

Jean-Honor Fragonard

The Stolen Kiss

Nicolas Lancret

A Lady in a Garden taking Coffee with some Children

Middle Ages (400-1400) Renaissance (1400-1550) Mannerism (1520-1600) Baroque (1600-1700) Rococo (1700-1775) Neoclassicism (1765-1850)

Art Timeline

Neoclassicism history
Age of Enlightenment people began to question everything.
i.e. Do Kings get their power from God? If no, then who gives them this power? Can the same thing take that power away?

Enlighten to shed light on something; to make it clear. The scientific revolution was based on empirical observation, changing the way people thought and what they decided to believe in. There was a return to classical Greek and Roman ideas. These thoughts and ideas were important in both the French and American revolutions.
When have we seen this return to classical thought before??

Art was "to make virtue attractive, vice odious, ridicule forceful; that is the aim of every honest man who takes up the pen, the brush or the chisel. Denis Diderot Neoclassicism was a reaction to the frivolity of Rococo it took itself much more seriously.

Important Characteristics & Artists

Greek or Roman men with spears or swords. People looking polished and posing in the manner of a statue. Drawing was more important than painting. Smooth no obvious brushstrokes. Serious art with a purpose.

Jacques-Louis David Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Jacques-Louis David

The Oath of Horatii

Jacques-Louis David

The Death of Socrates

Jacques-Louis David

Napoleon Crossing the Alps

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII 1854

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Day of the Dead 1859

Biblical worldview
Rococo very focused on apperance.
Only the very wealthy seemed to be important or even exist in the world.

Neoclassicism enlightenment. What does it mean to be an enlightened Christian?