Information about these artists and these works of art are included: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), "Saturn Devouring One of his Sons"; Theodore Gericault (1791-1824), "The Raft of the Medusa"; and Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), "The Nightmare."© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 8:49 pm ad1c9bdddf
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First, you might examine "Saturn Devouring One of His Sons" by Francisco Goya. Please note how it evokes images of terror, fear, and grief. Research shows that "Goya produced a chalk drawing, Saturn Devouring His Sons, in 1796-97, most likely influenced by a Rubens painting of the same subject in Madrid's Royal Collection" (http://cat.middlebury.edu/~nereview/morgan.html). You might also suggest that critics call the piece morbidly comic.
As you overview his life, he was born in 1746 in Fuendetodos, Spain. Goya was the painter "of the Court and the painter of the people. He was a religious painter and a mystical painter (http://www.theartwolf.com/goya_black_paintings.htm).
As you research his life, you might look at how themes of loss impacted Goya. He and his wife, Josefa, had some tragedy with "Josefa's pregnancies, her illnesses, her many miscarriages" (http://cat.middlebury.edu/~nereview/morgan.html).
You might also suggest how research about this piece says that it is "perhaps the cruelest of the Black Paintings" (http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/goya/9/blac633.html).). Similarly, you might highlight its nightmarish quality. The pierce uses mythological allusions "to make an epochal statement: this is the madness of truth. Whether this is a reflection of Goya's own mental state, or ...
Romantic art is explored.
Romanticism as a Movement in Art
In the twentieth century, there were several art movements and ideologies. For this assignment, research romanticism or postmodernism. Describe the major characteristics of the movement highlighting these aspects:
- artists popular in the movement
- works of art
- cultural, political, and/or social events that impacted the art
In your post, include an analysis of the movement that answers these questions:
How does the art from this movement affect design in the twenty-first century?
How does knowledge of these artists, movements, and ideologies affect how you design your products in the twenty-first century?