The Enlightenment Museum
Life in the 1700s
George Frederick Handel was born in Halle, Germany on February 23, 1685. Some of his famous songs include Messiah and Rinaldo.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. Some of his famous songs include Ascanio in Alba and Lucio Silla
Rococo style of art is light, elaborate, and decorative. It emphasized pastel colors sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Famous paintings are Francois Boucher's The Vulcan Presenting Venus with Arms for Aeneas and William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress.