Baroque and Romanticism

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Baroque and Romanticism

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I 100% agree with the fact that society, politics, and economic conditions can alter the nature and the meaning of art because society dictates how art is interpreted, economic conditions reflect the art that is produced and political conditions effect if the art is produced at all. I also believe that it depends on the artist, because some artist create their works based on what is going on at that time and some artists produce their work based on their thoughts and deep meanings of life which wouldn't change with social, political or economic changes.

Baroque is a style in which painters, sculptors, and architects rummaged emotion, movement, and variety in their works, there are three different types of Baroque art : Baroque that was primarily associated with the religious tensions within Western Christianity: division on Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, Baroque that use revolutionary technique of dramatic, selective illumination of figures out of deep shadow, and Baroque that was developed mainly in Flemish countries emphasis realism of everyday life.( http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/c17th-mid19th/baroque.htm) An example of Baroque art is The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew . This painting is about what was going on in that time. The artist, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, painted about what was going on in that time in society.

Romanticism was big on individualism, subjectivism, irrationalism, imagination, emotions and nature - emotion over reason and senses over intellect. Romantic artists were more interested in things like inner struggle and passion, not on things that were going on in that particular period of time, it’s like they painted with their hearts and not their heads. (http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/c17th-mid19th/romanticism.htm) An example of Romantic art is Odalisque with a Slave, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres . This painting shows emotion and freedom, you can see it in the pose and by the look in her eyes that the...

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