The Scientific Age Museum

Griffin Olson-Allen

Composers and Art

The 1700s were filled with different composers and lots of art. Styles of art include Rococco and Baroque. Many composers throughout the 1700s came and went but some famous ones come to mind. Bach, Mozart, and Handel all revolutionized music.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach was born on March 31st, in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. he created many famous operas and anthems and even got inspiration from the bible. One of his most famous works from 1707 was titled, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," also known as "Actus Tragicus."

George Frederick Handel

Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany. He also created inspiration works throughout the 1700s. One of these works is an oratorio named Messiah. He also created symphonies and anthems which lead him to fame and success.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart was born December 5, 1791 in Salzburg, Austria. His pianist skills were eventful from childhood and he was a skilled player. Mozart’s most famous works are two operas. The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni are both operas that helped make Mozart very famous and popular with lots of people.

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Pachelbel's Cannon in D major by rodrigovaz

Art Styles of the 1700s

Baroque

Also know as Greek and Roman architecture. Painting’s were huge, colorful, and had lots of style. They glorified battles or the legacies of Saints.


Rococco

This art style was elegant, personnel, and charming. Furniture and tapestries featured delicate things such as shells and flowers. Painters show subjects in positive environments with lots of happy things around them.


Peasant Life

Peasants

Some peasants welcomed the change in social classes but others wanted to

continue their own traditional lives. Other peasants got their own land to work on or worked as farmers for pay on others land. Later in the 1700s, serfdom was rooted and no longer existed and the majority of the population were peasants looking for work.