Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Discussion and Video: Neoclassical Art

 

1) What style of painting is this? How is this style a break from past traditions? What kinds of things is this painter borrowing from past styles? Names some of the periods/styles that this artist is referencing. How is detail used as a kind of rhetorical or pursuasive element? How does the iconography of this painting reflect some of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ideas about society? 



2) Describe how this painters use of classical humanism and classicism in general is a break from earlier uses of classicism during the Renaissance. How does this style incorporate elements from Caravaggio’s and Velasquez’ paintings? 


3) How is this painter using references to classicism in a different way then other artists? How does the iconography of this painting reflect some of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ideas about society? 




4)Both of these works are based on a treatises by two famous architects. Name both architects who wrote and or republished treatises and discuss these architects influence on these two buildings. Make sure you discuss how this architect has affected both the iconography and form of these structures.