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Art

The Nature of Art

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

Rococo actually derived from 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 to detail and design. This clearly shows just how social ***** economic conditions can alter the nature and meaning of *****. People were reacting negatively to the wealth and opulence of King *****' court, ***** because ***** this, *****y created a new, less opulent style of *****rt.

In addition, the Romantic era ushered in more spirituality and idealism, and much less need ***** opulent displays of wealth and power. Romantic artists were interested in new techniques and ideas, along with new ways of showing 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 ***** opulence of the past simply did not seem relevant or even desirable any *****, and it again illustrates just how different *****s and ideas about society and money can ***** art and artists' *****. Art mirr*****s ***** and society's interests, which is why ***** has always changed through time, ***** will continue to do so.

References

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

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

Fuseli, H. (2007). Satan starting from the touch of Ithuriel's spear. ***** ***** 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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