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***** Nature of Art

Social, political, or economic conditions can alter the nature and meaning of art. Indeed, all of these conditions can alter the ***** and meaning of *****, as *****se eras indicate. The opulence that is exhibited at the Hall ***** Mirrors in Versailles was art "over the top," with every square ********** of available surface decorated to the extreme. Unlike ***** Romantic era, where art celebrated the religious ***** the beauty of art, Versailles is an excellent example of art taken to the extreme, not for spiritual or domestic uses, but ***** pure aesthetics and opulence.

Rococo actually derived from the ***** of Louis IV's Versailles, as a protest ********** the opulence and some believed tasteless display of wealth and power. Rococo was lighter and less showy, although it still combined great attention to detail and design. This clearly shows just how social ***** economic conditions can alter the nature and meaning ***** art. People were reacting negatively ***** the wealth and ***** of King Louis' court, ***** because ***** this, ********** created a new, less opulent style of **********.

In addition, the Romantic era ushered in more spirituality and idealism, ***** much ***** need for opulent displays of wealth and power. Romantic artists ***** interested in new techniques and ideas, along with ***** ways of showing them to the world. William Blake's works included writings and illustrations, ***** of which were a bit moody and gothic, which also characterized this era. It was a time of modernization, when ***** opulence of the past simply did not seem relevant or even desirable any *****, and it again illustrates just how different eras and ideas about society and money can ***** art and *****' *****. Art mirrors society ***** society's interests, ***** is why it has always changed through time, and will continue to do so.


2007). ***** restored hall ***** mirrors revealed to the public. Retrieved ***** the Chateau Versailles Web site: July 2007.

Blake, W. (2007). Infant joy (From Songs of Innocence). Retrieved from the Mark Harden Artchive Web site: July 2007.

Fuseli, H. (*****). Satan starting from ***** ********** ***** Ithuriel's spear. ***** from the Tate Britain Museum ***** site:*****ions/gothicnightmares/infocus/satanspear.htm#t27 July 2007.

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