In painting it generally took the form of an emphasis on austere linear design in the depiction of classical themes and subject matter, using archaeologically correct settings and costumes. Neoclassicism arose partly as a reaction against the sensuous and frivolously decorative Rococo style that had dominated European art from the s on.
Developments in the 19th century Theatre in France after the Revolution Under Napoleon, French theatre was little different from that of the s, specializing in Neoclassical drama.
Melodrama, in turn, by popularizing departures from Neoclassicism and capturing the interest of large audiences, paved the way for Romantic drama. The grandiose bombast of Romanticism did not overturn the Baroque, it merely diluted it; the formal artificial structure was broken into sentimental, melodramatic episodes depicting the distraught hero buffeted by an unfeeling world and the awesome elements.
The melodramas introduced natural disasters that were significant to the plot, so that emphasis could be placed on special effects and spectacle. Dramatists also deliberately included exotic locales or examples of local colour, so that a variety of historical periods and fantastic sets would hold the attention of the audience.
Throughout the 19th century, architectural perspective was replaced by neo-Gothic sentimentalization of nature. Painted Romantic scenery, in the style of Loutherbourg, was the rage in France. The two important designers of this period were Jacques Daguerrewho was also the inventor of the daguerreotype, an early photographic technique, and Pierre-Luc-Charles Ciceri, the most important designer of this period.
The panoramaa major scenic innovationwas invented in and first used on the London stage in The panorama was set up in a circular building in which the audience, sitting on a central platform, was totally surrounded by a continuous painting.
Daguerre started his career as one of the first panorama painters. He went on to invent the dioramain which the audience sat on a platform that revolved to show paintings on proscenium-like stages.
Although the scenery remained stationary, Daguerre created the illusion of constant change by controlling the light on the semitransparent sets. The panorama was more popular than the diorama because it did not depend on the ability to alter stage lighting.
Its shape, though, was altered to resemble the diorama. The next development in spectacle was the moving panorama, in which a continuous scene was painted on a long cloth, hung from an overhead track, and attached at both ends to spools.
When the spools were turned, the cloth moved across the stage so that the actors with their carriages and other props could move from one location to another without changing wings and drops. The sky borders were dispensed with, and flats of architectural units or natural objects forming an arch were placed at the front of the stage, through which was seen a distant view painted on a curved panorama stretching across the back and sides of the stage.
He founded the first scenic studio in Paris independent of a theatre, with specialists in various types of design. By the end of the 19th century, the process of scenic design and construction had become standardized.
The director gave the requirements to the scenic designer, who made cardboard models. The beginning decades saw the rise of Romanticism, which, 50 years later, was still strong, primarily in the figure of the composer Richard Wagner.
By the middle s, after the defeat of Napoleon, the political turbulence in Germany led to municipal control over the theatre and strict censorship. This competence was reflected in the staging.
One of the few important designers of this period was Karl Friedrich Schinkelwho had been trained in both Italy and Germany. He introduced the diorama in Berlin in One true innovator during the first half of the 19th century was Ludwig Tieckwho advocated realistic acting on a platform stage.
With the help of an architect, he tried to reconstruct an Elizabethan public stage. He also championed the open stage in the belief that pictorial realism destroys the true illusion of the theatre.
Using the front part of the stage as a large open space, he built a unit in the rear consisting of two stairs leading to an acting area eight feet above stage level. The stairs framed an inner stage below the platform. He then hung tapestries at right angles to the proscenium, thus masking the sides of the stage.Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
Romanticism. Romanticism, fueled by the French Revolution, was a reaction to the scientific rationalism and classicism of the Age of Enlightenment. A movement that arose primarily in late 18th and early 19th century Germany against the rationalism, While the arrival of Romanticism in French art was .
The 18th and 19th century was an age of art critics: Joshua Reynolds, Winckelmann, Zola The ideas of "good taste" and The "Grand Manner" (Gran Gout) were under attack by The artist had a new sense of individuality and personal freedom. Neoclassicism was a movement that took place from the 18th century to the early 19th century.
This was a movement that was visible in many fields such as art, literature and architecture. Neoclassicism draws its inspiration from the Ancient Greece and Rome where the culture and art were considered classical.
Head vs. Heart refers to the two differing art movements during the Late 18th & Early 19th century.
Head refers to the Neoclassical movement, with Heart referring to the Romanticism movement. These differing movements had different ideals, Neoclassicism was very logical and portrayed scenes in a logical fashion.
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shift between 18th and 19th century epistemology: mind passively perceives -> actively perceives, that is, creates the world around. 18th c mostly determined by the empiricism: John Locke An Essay Concerning Human Understanding ().