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Canova vs. Rodin

How is art influenced? Which factors play a role?

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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. 
The following info about Neoclassical artworks is cut and pasted from this site:

Neoclassicism refers to the classical revival movement in European art, architecture, and interior design from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. The movement was inspired by the discovery of artifacts excavated from the ancient Italian ruins of Herculaneum (first excavated in 1709) and Pompeii (first excavation in 1748).
Each country in Western Europe contributed a unique aspect to the interest in classical revival, but France and England were the most prolific in terms of producing art and architecture in the neoclassical style.

Hercules Hurling Lichias into the Sea (1795) by Antonio Canova.
These two images are saved together, but it is the sculpture by Canova that I will discuss, even though both works fall into the Neoclassical style. The image comes from the same web site as the informaqtion I pasted for you.
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Description and discussion of two works of sculpture, one by Canova and one by Rodin, showing and explaining the difference in neoclassical and romantic sculpture styles.