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Social, political, or economic conditions can alter the nature and meaning of art.

Be certain to support your position with examples that compare and contrast at least two of the following eras: Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism. Choose specific examples of artistic achievements from the two eras. Examples can be drawn from architecture, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. You may use the links below for assistance

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (1571-1610) and his Followers

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: www.metmuseum.org

Tate Britain. Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli, Blake, and The Romantic Imagination

Gothic Nightmares


Harden, Mark. Artchive: Sculpture Garden Baroque

Sculpture Garden Baroque


Digital Archive of Architecture 17th Century

Digital Archive of Architecture


Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles


National Gallery of Art French and Italian Painting of the 17th Century
National Gallery of Art


Web Gallery of Art

Web Gallery of Art


Mark Harden's Artchive: Rococo

Mark Harden's Artchive: Rococo


Russ, Wendy and Carrie Carolin: Women Artists in History: Seventeenth Century

Women Artists in History: Seventeenth Century

http://www.wendy.com/women/artists.html#17 (A list of 17th century women artists)

Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Rococo Style

Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Rococo Style


AT&T Knowledge Network. Eyes on Art: No fear o' Eras: Rococo

AT&T Knowledge Network


Tigertail Associates. Tigertail Virtual Art Museum: Baroque Room

Tigertail Virtual Art Museum


National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Tour: 18th and 19th Century France?Neoclassicism Overview

National Gallery of Art


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The statement is true in context of an overall concern of citizens. The contemporary world is as viable as the previous eras to determine the truth of the statement, with focus on the elements of policy, government, and economic impacts. The current trend is more individualistic than before in history, because in the United States we have become more self aware of our likes and dislikes, and the access we and the rest of the world has to the global view.

One of the most prominent ways to support the truth of the statement is from the past. The end of the flamboyant, overwhelming decorative, heavy work of the French art came to an end with the death of Louis XIV. The elite left the ...

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A discussion with supporting examples on how art appreciation can change with policy, economic, and social changes.

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