Eugène Ionesco

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  • Alienation As The Reason For Berenger 's Resistance

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    Differing from Kafka, Ionesco uses the theme of alienation as the reason for Berenger’s resistance, in Rhinoceros. Alcoholism is a major cause of his alienation, in Act Three, Berenger considers alcohol as the reason for his isolation and subsequent inability to transform. When conversing with Dudard, he says ‘[A]lcohol is good for epidemics. It immunizes you … Jean never touched alcohol. He just pretended to. Maybe that’s why he… perhaps that explains his attitude’ (Ionesco 1960: 76). This insinuates

  • The Massacre At Chios, And Percy Bysshe Shelley 's Alastor Or The Spirit Of Solitude

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    Although various thinkers and artists from the Romantic era utilized unique approaches within the spectrum of their work, historians have grouped many viewpoints as being part of a category called the “Romantics.” The artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement known as the Romantic era began in 18th century Europe and ended in the mid 19th century (Day, 1996). Romantic art uniquely places a large emphasis on emotional content, the individual, and in celebrating the past and the ways in

  • Exploring The Life Of Eugene Atget

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    Exploring the Life of Eugene Atget Biographical and autobiographical information on Atget in his lifetime is scarce to be found however we do know a small amount. He was born into a working class family, in Libourne France in the winter of 1857. Libourne lays near Bordeaux, an intrinsically prerevolutionary feeling city, whose architecture and sights may have been an underlying attraction to his Old Paris documentation. Orphaned at the young age of five years old, Atget came to be raised by his grandparents

  • Romanticism, By Charles Baudelaire

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    Romanticism is an artistic revolt that originated in Europe in the 18th century. It rejected the rationalism, logical thinking, and societal norms associated with the Age of Enlightenment. Rather, it embraced ideals that came out of the French Revolution. The works of art focused on promoting free-thinking and provoking feeling from its viewers. To further explain Romanticism, poet and critic Charles Baudelaire once wrote that "romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in

  • The Works Of Eugene Delacroix

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    Eugene Delacroix, born on April 26 1798, was a French painter who had a lot of influence on Romanticism. He studied art at age 17 and academic painter, Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guerin, mentored him. He learned from the romantic Landscapist and used some of their techniques. Early on in his life, he demonstrated the influence that Michelangelo and Peter Paul Rubens, two excellent artists, had on his painting. Delacroix intensely studied Michelangelo’s modeling of figures and the matter of life or death

  • Artistic Revolution : David & Delacroix

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    Artistic Revolutionaries: David & Delacroix Many attribute the evolution of the French revolution as the catalyst for redirection of the style of artwork from Baroque and Rococo to Neoclassical and Romanticism. Two leading masterpieces that support this aspect are respectively: Jacques-Louis David, Oath of the Horatii, (c. 1784) and Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, (c. 1830). As commented in Essential Humanities (2016), the French revolution “in all its heroic glory and grisly