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Top Ten Assignment The Enlightenment and Romanic Ages produced numerous masterpieces in art, music, architecture, and literature which people still enjoy today. These opus magnums along with the philosophies during the two periods are reflections of the developments in world events and cultural patterns. This paper will present two pieces of art, music, architecture, literature, and philosophy from the Enlightenment and Romanic Ages that best represents the developments patterns from that time. Philosophy in the Enlightenment Age focused on an individual’s right to life and liberty. One example of a philosopher from this age is Thomas Jefferson. He famously wrote the Declaration of Independence (1776) that the Continental Congress…show more content…
However this was changed once Beethoven’s opinion of Napoleon changed with the dictators’ actions. These two music pieces are examples of how politics and peoples behaviors of the times can influence music. Architects demonstrated dedication and passion for their hard work during the Enlightenment Age. Sir Christopher Wren designed St Paul’s Cathedral that began as an idea in 1688 was declared completed on Christmas day in 1711. Wren was told to design a building that was “handsome and noble to all the ends of it and to the reputation of the City and the nation” (St. Paul's Cathedral, 2013). In addition Notre Dame that shows the characteristics of the architecture during the Enlightenment Age with sharp edges and defined steeples. Although close in comparison to the Gothic style Notre Dame is different in the lack of gaudy and ark interiors in the Gothic Style. The Romantic Age brought different styles of architecture and structural design such as bright soaring spaces, large windows, and the use of statues called Gothic Architecture. Two classic examples of the Gothic Architecture are the Palace of Westminster, in London that began construction in 1840 and was finally completed in 1890. Torre de Jesus, in Spain which was built in 1707 is another example of Gothic Architecture. During the Enlightenment Age writers explored themes such as reversals of personal status, social, geographical explorations, and comparison
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