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Enoufhtenment and Romantic Age (human achievement)

Select the two best examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature from the Enlightenment period.

Organize your choices into the top ten examples that include a brief rationale of 25 to 50 words for the ranking that you give each example. In writing your rationale, consider how well the example you have chosen reflects the developments in world events and cultural patterns.

Repeat the same process for the Romantic Age.

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This period inherited the development and ideas from the 17th century, a mix of neoclassicism and romanticism which oftentimes coexisted. Of the art produced in this period my 2 favourites are:

The Rococo Style of Painting - exemplified for example by the works of Antoine Watteau, Rococo blended reality with fantasy. His work in particular showed us the ease and luxurious life led by the French Court. L'Enseigne de Gersaint (1720) for example provided the last portraiture of the life of King Louis IV where he packs away all his art.

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Neoclassicism Paintings - Jacques-Louis David's work featured subjects from mythology and antiquity and the presentation was often grandiose. The impact is one of majesty and fantasy. An example of this is 'The Death of Socrates' (1787), an austere, severe but impactful presentation of the end of the philosopher.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - seminal, genius and gifted, Mozart swept the world of Music and entertainment during this period. Among his many pieces, one of note is 'Symphony No. 29 in A Major' showing how he adapted themes from the Baroque.

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Johann Sebastian Bach - a contemporary of Mozart, Bach was Germany's answer to the Austrian. He was a composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist composing for the choir, orchestra and solo instruments doing sacred and secular compositions. One of best known is 'Toccata and Fugue in D minor'. He is credited to have brought Baroque music to maturity.

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Robert Adam - a British architect, he designed and worked on more than 35 projects. They include the following: Pulteney Bridge in Bath, England, the Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, ...

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