Spring Sphere of Influence: A god of fertility and the wilds.
During this time, many scholars, philosophers, writers, and artists used rational thought to expand their understanding of the natural world. The aristocracy commissioned much artwork for their palaces and mansions.
The Salon de la Princesse located in the Hotel de Soubise in Paris demonstrates how the strong architectural lines are turned into luxurious curves.
Space is further multiplied by mirrors. Rococo rooms tended to feel like a large stage set where everything from the silverware, to the furniture, to the decorativeness would match the costume and music to form a unified whole. The room is an ensemble of architecture, stucco relief, silvered bronze mirrors and crystal.
Everything seems organic, growing and in motion. Rococo painting seems lighter. The figure seems like a dancer alighting onto a stage. This particular painting was the painting that became Watteau's acceptance piece to the French Royal Academy.
This particular painting demonstrates a group of lovers preparing to depart from the island of eternal youth and love. The youth move gracefully from the protective shade toward a golden barge. The painting is elegant, showing graceful movement emphasized by the poses and the atmosphere.
His paintings however were done completely to the taste of the Nymph and satyr carousing patrons. He created primarily graceful allegories. The draperies are more revealing than hiding nudity.
The design consists of criss-crossing diagonals and curvilinear forms.
The painting thus demonstrates a dissipation of the baroque drama into a sensual playfulness. As the patrons grew older, they looked to these youthful images to escape.
These became popular as their themes often added to the escapism of the Rococo style. In this particular painting, the young gentleman has managed an arrangement where a bishop swings his lover higher while he stretches out in a perfect position on the ground to look up her dress without the bishop knowing.
It also demonstrates a Watteau-esque landscape evidencing the extent of Watteau's influence over generations. The demonstrated asymmetrical rhythm and balance from the baroque is still existent, but the theme has moved away from the dark drama of before.
The method was based on using reason to reflect on the results of physical experiments and involved the critical analysis of texts.
Knowledge is thus grounded in empirical evidence and there is a stout rejection of unfounded beliefs. They thus criticized the powers of the church and state as irrational limits placed on political and intellectual freedom.
Where previous societies perceived the future as inevitable, they understood the future to be in the hands of man. He was instrumental in introducing Newton and Locke to French intellectuals.
His writings continually attacked the monarchy and the church with the conviction that obstacles toward progress should be removed. His ideas led directly to the French Revolution which he probably would not have approved of.
There are many recorded images from dissections, botany, and other natural sciences, which were compiled into encyclopedias. Drawings and other forms of illustration became an important instrument for education. The model in the painting demonstrates the reason in the orbits of the planets and how they work like a clock circling around the light source, the sun.
This also stands in stark contrast to La Tour's use of candle light demonstrating the light of God. In Wright's painting, an ordinary lecture takes on elements of a history or religious painting in its sense of drama and detail much like would be seen in Rembrandt's works.
Essentially, the revolutions were diminishing man's capacity for feeling, sensibility, and emotions that were evident prior to this age of reason. The painting remains somewhat contrived and artificial. The odd fact about this work is that it was actually owned by Louis XV who was, in contrast, considered the royal personification of Rococo in his life and taste.
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Clodion (Claude Michel) / Nymph and Satyr Carousing / 18th century (ca. Clodion (Claude Michel) / Zephyrus and Flora / Clodion (Claude Michel) / Satyr . 'Not quite the fun of a real nymph yet,' you think you hear the satyr say, 'but I have to admit that was pretty damn good anyways.
Maybe you'll let me catch ya again sometime and we can make a real nymph out of you,' the satyr finishes with a smile, then snags his wine cup from where it fell and goes looking for a refill. Apr 26, · Each of his Nymph daughters would have a close connection to nature.
The Nymphs were joined by the Greek Gods - Artemis, Apollo and Acheloos the River God and they love to play with them. But out of all the Greek Gods the Nymphs enjoyed frolicking with Hermes, the messenger God and Hermes son the Satyr pan the most.
Aug 03, · hb_ Published August 3 Nymph and Satyr Carousing 18th century (ca.
–90) Clodion (Claude Michel) (French) French (Paris) Terracotta Bequest of Benjamin Altman, () Advertisements. Related. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Enter your comment here. Clodion (Claude Michel) Nymph and Satyr Carousing, In Clodion's Nymph and Satyr Carousing, Bernini’s baroque styles of sculpture also changed in theme and intent. The piece is allegorical and playful and still contains the sense of motion in space.