New Enlightenment Exhibit

By Meghan McKelvie

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was born March 31, 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. Bach is known for his baroque style, filled with simple motoric rhythms, and steady shifts of underlying harmony. Bach explored harmony much more deeply than other composers of the time. Bach music had a ‘jazzy’ chords and surprising dissonance. Some of his most famous works are Six Branden Concertos, Four Orchestral Suites, and St. Mathews Passion.

George Fredrick Handel

George Frederick Handel was born February 23, 1685 in Halle Germany. Handel is known for his North German style, the influences of Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti can be seen throughout his works. He also had hits of French and English Styles in his music too, which were influenced by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Henry Purcell. Some of Handel’s most famous works are Messiah, Giulio Cesare, Sosarme and Alcina.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born January 27, 1758 in Vienna Austria. Mozart was known for archetypal and classical style of music. Which spanned from the period during which style transformed. Some of Mozart’s most famous works are Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, The Operas Le Nozze Di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflote.

Baroque

Baroque meaning irregular pearl or stone, originated in Rome, which flowered during the 15- 17th centuries. Baroque embarrassed painting, sculpture and architecture. Baroque reflexed all the religious tension, notable the desire of the Catholic Church. Some of the most famous works of art of the Baroque period are The Calling of Saint Matthew, The Night Watch, David and Goliath, and Nativity.

Rococo

Rococo is the style in interior design, the decorative arts, painting, architecture and sculpture. Rococo originated in Paris in the early 18th century, yet was soon adopted by France, and then later Germany and Austria. It was described as lightness, elegance and exuberant use of curving natural forms in ornamentation. Some of the most famous works of art of the Rococo period are The Swing, Caravaggio and Van Dyck.

Peasant Life

Men and women during the 17th century most people held jobs like merchant, farmer, or baker. Women were mainly responsible for the family’s health, food and washing clothes, men however went to work every day to provide for the family. Children during this time would do chores and school work. Young boys worked as apprentices and young girls were not allowed to do anything but help their mother’s and clean the house. Many people found entertainment in things like fashion, salons and social gatherings. Peasants during this time didn’t get much to eat but when they did they ate bread, meats, fruits, vegetables, and cheese.

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