The Museum of the Enlightenment

By Grace Alderman

Art During the Enlightenment

Baroque uses exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, and music. Some famous examples are Sinfonia: Arrival of Queen of Sheba by Handel, and Les Meninas by Diego Velazquez


Rococo was centered in France, and is generally associated with the reign of King Louis XV. It is a light, elaborate and decorative style of art. Some examples are The Pilgrimage to Cythera, The Catherine Palace, and Le Dejeuner.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante

Peasant Life During The Enlightenment

Peasants in this time period were agricultural workers who generally owned or rented only a small plot of ground. They ate lots of meat, bread, milk, gruel, and cheese. They read, played games and sports, and participated in theatrical arts.

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