A Day in the Life...

The Enlightenment

During the Enlightenment many philosophes were thinking out of the box and speaking their mind. In the 1700s art had different styles to choose from and composers were making creative pieces. Peasants lives changed as well.


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The style included anything irregular and not following the rules and proportions. In the structures theres a massiveness and spaciousness. Meant to spark a sensual delight to the eye. Gian Lorenzo Berini designed the columns and the baldachin above the altar at St. Peters shown in the picture. He used the Baroque style.
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The Rococo style was very detailed and incorporated curves. Asymmetrical designs and mirrors to achieve an open space look were also apart of the Rococo style. Popular colors used were light pastels, ivory white, and gold. An example of French Rococo is the Salon de Monsieur le Prince (completed 1722) in the Petit Château at Chantilly, decorated by Jean Aubert.


Peasant life

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With the new economy farmers relied on peasants, and would create a personal relationship. There was a co dependence between them. Peasant families would meet in social assemblies. They were like todays support groups, gossiping and sharing stories about the hardships each of them go through. Even the women would talk amongst each other when the men went to sleep. It was a way to relieve stress and be entertained by others. In England poor people would most likely only eat bread and potatoes.