AHS 102 Week 8 Notes Dr. Natalie Phillips
AHS 102 Week 8 Notes Dr. Natalie Phillips AHS 102
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AHS 102 Week 8 Notes th The Rococo, 18 century (1700-1800) Characteristics Rococo turns away from politics Frivolous No major statement Pastel colors Functional Swirling vines of gold and white Asymmetry Considered feminine Exclusively for the aristocracy I. Louis XV (15 )th a. Decentralizes Versailles b. Aristocrats turn inward, cease to show off their wealth to the public c. Salons = rooms where artisocrats hang out and other “of their kind” i. Intellectual discussions ii. Socialization d. Chateaus and apartments (living quarters) e. Madame de Pompadour (mistress of Louis XV, not very important to know) II. Work to Know: Hall of Mirrors by Francois de Cuvillies a. White and gold b. Frilly, obvious luxury c. Pricate space d. Form wise it is similar to the French Baroque; but there is no message behind it III. Work to Know: Venetian Fête by Jean-Antoine Watteau a. Fete galant = elegant party b. Shows the insular life of the artisocracy c. Enclosed garden space d. People in the scene play acting, escapism from the real world e. Small opening to the outside world IV. Work to Know: Return from Cythera by Jean-Antoine Watteau a. Fête galant b. Cythera = a mythical island of paradise c. Statue of Venus and cupid alive during the day (implied, turning back into statues). d. People don’t want to get back on boat and go back to real life V. Work to Know: Leda and the Swan by Boucher a. Story: in mythology Zeus appeared to mortal women in disguise and impregnate them. (Zeus is supposed to be the swan). b. Erotic, meaningless (basically early Playboy images) c. Enclosed area d. Attendant only there to show more angles of the female body (unlike Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes attendant). VI. Work to Know: The Swing by Jean Fragonard a. Undulating lines b. Cupid images, flowers (fertility) c. Love, flirtation (not serious) d. Enclosed garden e. The statue to the far right is making a “shh” gesture: forbidden love affair f. The “joke” is the guy can see up her skirt th th Neoclassicism mid 18 -19 Century (1750-1850) Characteristics Return to classicism Why? Discovery of Pomeii Created “Pompeii Mania.” Everyone wanted homes and fashions in the style of Pompeii. I. Louis XVI (16 )th a. Lived the same frivolous lifestyle as Louis 14 th b. Really ticked people off c. Marie Antoinette (wife) was unabashedly weathly i. “Let them eat cake” II. The French Revolution
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