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  • 1. The Anti-Classic What can happen in the space that immediately follows the peak moment of an idea?
  • 2.
    • Anti- : against, in opposition . It does not refer to the non- or un- elements.
    • The difference is intent.
    • Tensions between opposites can become a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) , working relationship.
    • Both helps to define and clarify the other.
  • 3. Classical Greece and Hellenism
  • 4. Simplified issues of Hellenism
    • Greece conquered by the Greek educated Macedonian, Alexander
      • Appearances remain similar
      • Underlying concepts radically shift
    • Expanding “global view” created by the exchanges within the new, large empire
    • Synthesis of Greek and “Barbarian” dichotomy give great energy and inspiration
  • 5. The Renaissance & Mannerism Raphael, The Entombment Fiorentino, Moses Defending the Daughters of Jethro
  • 6. The Renaissance & Mannerism Bellini, Madonna With Saints Parmigianino, Madonna with The Long Neck
  • 7. The Renaissance & Mannerism Romano, Palazzo de T é, Mantua Michelangelo, The Campidoglio, Rome
  • 8. The End of the Renaissance
    • What do you do after Raphael and the other “super-geniuses” of the age?
      • How can it be improved?
      • Where else can this trajectory continue?
    • Sack of Rome in 1527 by mutinous troops of H.R.E. Charles V - final episode of a power struggle within the Catholic church
      • Loss of identity
      • Shattered continuity of traditions
    • Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance rose up against the influence of the de’ Medici clan, the original patrons of the R .
      • Loss of significant patronage
  • 9. French Baroque + Rococo Watteau , Embarkation from Cythera Poussin , Burial of Phocion
  • 10.  
  • 11. French Baroque + Rococo Le Vau, Hall of Mirrors, Versailles Cuvilles, Salon at the Amalienburg, Munich
  • 12. Reasons for the Rococo
    • In part Rococo was an extension of the idealized aesthetic of the Baroque – originally was an interior design concept
    • Change of French Kings (Louis XIV  XV) = change in the court’s favor: the Grand Manner became replaced by an endless search of the pleasurable life
    • The grandeur and excess of the Baroque (Versailles) provided a reason to seek a more intimate approach
    • Neoclassicism will eventually replace