lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

Rococo and Neoclassical Art

                 Choose and discuss a work of art from one of these artistic styles

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    The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France. The neoclassical sculpture represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. She bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. Originally, the statue was a dull copper color, but shortly after 1900 a green patina caused by the oxidation of the copper began to spread and by 1906 it had entirely covered the statue.

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    This sculpture from the Rococo is called “Ormolu sculpture of Flora” and was made by Etienne-Maurice Falconet, he was a principal sculptor and designer, Madame de Pompadour was his patron.
    It shows a girl in a gilt bronze and she sits upon a rock and holds in her hands garlands of flowers that protect her modesty. She looks down towards an ormolu urn from which the flowers overflow. Her hair is tied loosely in a knot and cascades over her shoulders.

  3. Cleopatra Dying is a sculpture created by Francois Barois in 1700. After the death of Julius Caesar, the triumvirs who ruled Rome, Mark Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus, eliminated the republicans and shared out the Roman Empire (Octavius, the West; Mark Antony, the East; and Lepidus, Africa). Mark Antony, seduced by Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, gradually gave up his possessions to her. Octavian declared war on Egypt and triumphed over Mark Antony at the battle of Actium, after which Cleopatra committed suicide by means of an asp. The artist has transformed a tragic historical episode into a sensual and voluptuous image.




    Antonio Canova Las's work Three Graces is a sculptural group of neoclassic style, in marble, of the three cárites mythological, daughters of Zeus who were representing the beauty, the captivation and the happiness. The Graces were presiding at banquets and meetings principally to entertain and to delight the guests of the Gods. They identify in some engravings of the statue as (from left side to right) Eufrósine, Aglaya and Thalia.

  5. By: Carmen de Blas

    It was created in 1763 in a Rococo style, it was originally designed to act as a refugium, a place of quiet, reflection and solitude.
    The building exceeded the budget allocated by the duchy of Württemberg.
    Eventually, maintenance costs led to its closure as a school after the Duke's death late in the 18th century so between 1972 and 1983, the Federal Republic of Germany restored the castle.

  6. María Martínez Sánchez6 de octubre de 2014, 17:58

    It is a powerful marble sculpture by the Flemish artist Giambologna. Regarded as a technical as well as a creative masterpiece, the statue combines the classical nude forms of Greek sculpture with the dynamism of Mannerism.

  7. Javier Hernandez Garcia6 de octubre de 2014, 18:05

    It is a neoclassical picture. The Neoclassical art movement started around the mid 1700’s and was known for its Greek and Roman influence, but it was more than just a revival of the antiquities, it also represented the political events, and seriousness of the time. Its name is: The Death of Socrates y Jacques Louis David.
    By: Javier Hernandez

  8. This masterpiece shows the neo-classical influence that Italian art had exerted on West during his years in Rome. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1773, the same year in which it was painted.,d.cWc&psig=AFQjCNE32GMQZv5KmwScdKjb_WogkrX35w&ust=1412698804367209


    Rococo is an 18th-century artistic movement and style, affecting many aspects of the arts including architecture.
    The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 25 km southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars. The resultant palace, completed in 1756, is nearly 1km in circumference, with elaborately decorated blue-and-white facades featuring gilded atlantes, caryatids and pilasters. In Elizabeth's reign it took over 100kg of gold to decorate the palace exteriors.

    Laura Guirado Calatrava

  10. The Family of Felipe V is an oil on canvas painting by the French artist Jean Ranc completed in 1723. It features depictions of Philip V of Spain and his family.


    The Casita del Infante is a historic building in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, constructed as a private home for the Infante Gabriel of Spain, hence its name. The small residence was built during the late 18th century during the reign of his father Charles III of Spain. The Casita was built in an era where it was popular for nobles and Royalty to have a small "hideaway" to entertain informally; the most famous example of this is Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon.

  12. Antonio Canova's sculpture Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, first commissioned in 1787 by Colonel John Campbell, is amasterpiece of Neoclassical sculpture, but shows the mythological lovers at a moment of great emotion, characteristic of the emerging movement of Romanticism. It represents the god Cupid in the height of love and tenderness, immediately after awakening the lifeless Psyche with a kiss.

  13. Sanssouci is the name of a group of buildings and grounds including the old summer palace official Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. This is one of the masterpieces of Rococo style works, and is also notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park surrounding the whole.
    The palace was designed by architect Georg von Wenzeslaus Knobelsdorff, and was built between 1745 and 1747 as the private residence of King Frederick, where he could relax away from the pomp and ceremony of the Berlin court.

    by: Juan Enrique Sánchez Viciana 4ºB

  14. By. Sergio Segura Viciana
    It is a young happy woman playing with her pet while he is laying on her bed.
    It was painted by Fragonard bettwen 1765-72.
    Fragonard started his carrer as a lawyer, but his painting skills would soon lead him tu study Boucher . From him he learns colour, drawing, perspective, la pincelada suelta and movement.
    He left France for Rome at the age of 20. There he combined the practice of natural drawing with the study of decoratión. He deeply admired Tiépolo from whom he extracts important learnings. He stayed in Italy for 10 years, then returned to France to paint historic pictures.


    The building is built on three levels, covered with slate, on salient cornice. It is rectangular and has two lateral wings, flanked, on their inner sides, paths arcades. In the space between these two axes and the main front courtyard, which is closed on the side that is released by a fence and a wrought iron.

    In regard to building materials, brickwork in the walls and granite blocks into the sockets and the arches were used. The stucco was used in the ornamental elements introduced by Isidro González Velázquez.

    by: Rafael Montoya

  16. It was through the Rocco style which was oriented around pleasure, leisure, and sensuality that defined much of his work. In 1735 Boucher created a piece named, “Hercules and Omphale.” Of course this piece depicts Hercules the son of Zeus and Omphale the Powerful queen of Lydia.

    Guillermo 4 B


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  17. The love affair between Cupid and Psyche is one of the best known classical myths. Many Neoclassical paintings and sculptures derived inspiration from the story. Cupid, lover of the mortal Psyche, forbids her to cast eyes upon him and visits her only at night. Disobeying him, Psyche holds a light over his sleeping body, for which she is punished by Aphrodite. The scene conveyed by this modello is of Psyche being rescued in Cupid's embrace. It was made by Antonio Cadova in 1793 (Italy)

    this sculpture is from the Neoclassicism.
    his artist is Antonio Canova.
    And his comnpletion date is: 1819
    Theseus defeats the Centaur , on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The group was ordered by Napoleon for the Corso in Milan; it was then bought by Emperor Franz I of Austria for the Theseustempel in the Volksgarten; since 1891 in the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
    In his later version of the Theseus myth, Canova shows a scene of turbulent struggle. Theseus raises his club in his right hand ready to strike, while already kneeling on the chest of the centaur, who is arched backwards and lying on the ground. The dominant shape of the design is a large triangle formed ofTheseus's right foot, the centaur's left hand propping himself up, and the helmet as the apex.

    By: Ana Celia Ruiz García.


    Napoleon Crossing the Alps (also known as Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass or Bonaparte Crossing the Alps) is the title given to the five versions of an oil on canvas equestrian portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805. Initially commissioned by the king of Spain, the composition shows a strongly idealized view of the real crossing that Napoleon and his army made across the Alps through the Great St. Bernard Pass in May 1800.


  20. I´ve decided to choose the neoclassical sculpture 'Diana' which I found really intersting . In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals. She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis. We can appreciate a lot of movement in this sculpture, Diana is holding a bow with some arrows, she seems to be looking around maybe she´s expecting an enemy , this scupture is made of marvel .This remarkable 1780 sculpture of Diana was built by Jean-Antoine Houdon


    By: Irene Expósito Mora 4B


    The Liberty Leading the People is a painting by Eugène Delacroix in 1830 and preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris box.
    The painting depicts a scene of the July 28, 1830 in which the people of Paris barricaded. King Charles X of France had abolished parliament by decree and intended to restrict press freedom. Initial disturbances became an uprising that led to a revolution followed by angry citizens of all social classes.

    Mario Moyano