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***** Nature of Art

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

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

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

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2007). The restored hall of mirrors revealed to the public. Retrieved from the Chateau Versailles Web site: http://www.chateauversailles.fr/fr/Panoramiques/Pano_GG_b1500.htm27 July 2007.

Blake, W. (*****). Infant joy (From Songs of Innocence). Retrieved from the Mark Harden Artchive *****eb site: http://www.artchive.com/artchive/B/blake/blake_songs_25.jpg.html27 July 2007.

Fuseli, H. (2007). Satan starting from ***** ********** ***** Ithuriel's spear. ***** from the Tate Britain Museum Web site: http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhi*****ions/gothicnightmares/infocus/satanspear.htm#t27 July 2007.

*****arden, M. *****. Retrieved from the *****ark Harden Artchive ***** site: http://www.artchive.com/artchive/rococo.html27 July

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