The French Revolution was a time of political and social rebellion in France. It began in 1789 because of the inequalities that existed
How does Pablo Picasso’s famous art “Guernica’ represents the history and society in his time?
The lifestyle in France, just like in all other European countries, has changed dramatically since the early 1700’s. People went from farmers to factory owners to all of the professions of today’s society. The main reason for the great changes in lifestyle that occurred in France was the Industrial Revolution, which urbanized most of France. But the Industrial Revolution was not the only thing that changed France. The monarchy fell the church changed, and the role people had in their jobs and family life change drastically.
The social state of France was the final reason for the French Revolution. The French social class was divided into three classes that included the clergy, nobles, ant the common people. The First estate was made of the higher and lower clergy. The higher clergy lived amongst luxury while the lower clergy were miserable. The Second Estate was made of the court nobles and provincial nobles, the court nobles also lived in luxury and the provincial nobles did not enjoy the same treatment. The Third estate was made of common people such as farmers, cobblers, and sweepers. In document 10 it presents a political carton that shows people of the upper-class standing on and crushing someone of lower class. This shows how the upper class were riding
I feel like in some of his work, people may be very offended by his work because of the message that it showing to people. Take Jillian Steinhauer’s critique for example, when she says “What does it mean to put a young black man on a horse and call him Napoleon? If it isn’t dangling a fantasy and false hope, then at least it implies that young urban blacks are in desperate need of uplift. You call that empowerment?” (Steinhauer 1). Steinhauer is explaining that many different people question and criticize Wiley’s work because they do not understand the message that Wiley is trying to show. Steinhauer wants to question the audience of what is the point of doing these kind of paintings. His paintings should not be based on just colored people, but more of the other races as well. I also think that he can do some black and white paintings as well as dark colored paintings for a change because most of his paintings are made with bold and bright colors. His paintings can also be expressed in different colors instead of just relying on bold colors to make his painting stand out. Another negative critique I have about him is that in most of his paintings uses either a floral and regal background, and it gets too repetitive and boring sometimes. Sometimes it doesn’t matches the aura of what the original painting. I feel like his
There were many early expeditions from Europe to North America, most in search of a
Picasso is an abstract artist, and therefore is thought of as “unskilled,” by the way he accentuates parts of the human figure. Picasso’s art had the most impact on the twentieth century. Even though he suggests going against what he had learned academically, it is important to know that he had started at a very young age. His father was a drawing teacher and a conservator at a small museum. Soon after his father became a professor at the art academy in Barcelona, the young Picasso completed the entrance examinations and was accepted to the school’s upper-level program. Picasso went to Paris determined to work through the avant-gardes’ techniques and subjects to better understand such art.
The nobility of the Kingdom of France has been evaluated by various scholars of history. There is something to be said, however, for those who chronicled their impressions while living them in the 17th and 18th centuries. The excerpts of Charles Loyseau’s A Treatise on Orders, written in 1610, and Isabelle de Charriere’s The Nobleman, written in 1763 provide two very different glimpses on the French nobility from differing time periods. From these two accounts, it is clear that there was a marked shift in the way some viewed the nobility and their role in the operation of the French state. While Loyseau praises the nobility nearly wholeheartedly,
When you think about France, what do you usually envision? Do you think of the center of fashion and design, the rolling vineyards of Bordeaux, or maybe the smooth language of love? Better yet do you think about a government formed with the Constitution that was in many ways is a framework for that of the United States of America, or a formidable military and an affluent economy. You would be correct if you had said any of the above. However, did you know that 1940’s France was a powder keg teetering on the verge of chaos in a tumultuous world: led by a vastly weakened military, a marionette government, and a virtually nonexistent economy?
The Princesse de Lamballe (a close friend of Marie Antoinette), fled revolutionary France to rally foreign support for the monarchy. Despite being in the safety of the English court and knowing the dangers that awaited, she returned to France out of a deep sense of loyalty for her friend and queen. Before returning, she made sure to write out her last will and testament, knowing that in the midst of the revolution she would be presented with no other opportunity to do so.
In eighteenth century France, the ambiguous terms of “public life” versus “private life” affected the everyday life of politicians, entertainers, and the private lives of many married couples. In Jeffery Merrick’s essay “Sexual Politics and Public Order in Late Eighteenth-Century France: The Mémoires secrets and the Correspondance secret” he endeavored to portray the public’s fixation with private dealings and affairs was partially due to the family being perceived as the model for relations between authority and their subordinates. The view of this family model being so crucial to public life in turn meant that anything that disrupted the family model and relationships was detrimental to society. Inappropriate sexual behavior within private life was publically believed to damage the stability of the authority-subordinate relationship model; therefore the French saw private activities as a concern of the public for the well being of society.
Matisse’s, Bonheur de Vivre and Picasso’s, Demoiselles d’Avignon both compare very favorable with Paul Cézanne’s, The Large Bathers. As the question indicates they are both inspired by Cezanne and yet transcend Cezanne. All of these paintings contain some sort of nudity and are sexualized in some way by it, but in all of these paintings the sensual nature does not define nor does it limit the painting. In fact I'd argue that they all share a common theme of transcending the artistic rules of their time.
The French Revolution lasted from 1789 until 1799. It had a very big impact of the royal policy. During the period of the French Revolution, French citizens razed and redesigned their country’s political landscape, uprooting centuries-old institutions such as absolute monarchy and the feudal system. The French Revolution was influenced by Enlightenment ideals, particularly the concepts of popular sovereignty and inalienable rights. Even though the goals of the French Revolution failed, it still showed the world the power inherent in the will of the people. One of the most critical events that occurred during the French Revolution was the “Storming of Bastille.”
The French Revolution began in February of 1787, when the Assembly of Notables were unable to negotiate on terms on financial improvements that they could agree too (Kagan, Ozment, Turner, Frank, 552). In November of 1799, Napoléon began to put an end to the revolution when his coup d-etat successfully overthrows the Directory (Kagan et al., 581). It was in between these two dates that the French Revolution’s many major events made their mark on history. From the meeting of the Estate General, and the fall of Bastille, to the Flight of King Louis XVI to Varennes, and the Declaration of the Republic and the Trial of King Louis XVI, the French Revolution had many impacting events on European history (“List
Jean Michel Basquiat was a black artist known for his significant role in the Neo-Expressionism movement. His work functions in a different manner than the art community was accustomed to, his paintings mixed words and images from different cultures and beliefs, scrawled text and jarring brushstrokes became his trademark. Basquiat’s juxtaposition as a black artist in a predominantly white community had a toll on his mental health which caused an overall shift in his work. Basquiat frequently illustrated the topics of socioeconomic and racial inequalities, colonization and imperialism in his work such as Defacement and The History of Black People. These topics were no longer the main source of inspirations towards the end of his career, a time