The Enlightened Exhibit!

Everyday life in the enlightenment

Art

This exhibit has many great works of art from Baroque and Rococo. Baroque art began in 1600's but carried over to the 1700's. It is a french art style that dominated 18th century Europe. An example of this is "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt in 1632. Rococo is the architecture and furniture art. The Versailles palace is a great example of Rococo art.

Music

Johann Sebastian Bach was born . He made 1000's of compositions throughout his career. A famous work that Bach made is Ave Maria.

George Frederick Handel was born in February 23rd, 1685. He learned how to play the organ by age 12. A famous work that he did was Serse.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born January 27th, 1756. He was forced to play the piano by his father at age 5. A famous work that he created was Requiem.

Peasant Life

Peasants in France did not have many rights. If they owned land, chances are it was really owned by a higher authority. Laws forbid having a house past a certain size if you were a peasant. Most peasants had a diet of mostly bread and potatoes. If they had meat it would be the cheapest meat, like the scraps of the animal. For work, men tended the lands while women took care of the house and children.

Many Thanks To:

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