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The Baroque

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The Baroque Period; The Seventeenth Century

... such stuff as dreams are made of ...

 

Questions for Study:

  1. What is generally referred to as the Baroque period?
  2. What two Latin expressions were favourites of the Baroque period?
  3. What do we call the position that what exists is at bottom spiritual?
  4. What do we call the position that all real things derive from concrete material substances?
  5. How is the mechanistic world view described?
  6. What do we call the position that everything that happens is predetermined?
  7. What precise difference between the material and the spiritual did Leibniz point out?

 

After you must research 1 artist, musician, writer from the Baroque period and give the name of one major work.

Comments (1)

Jack Patton said

at 12:28 pm on Apr 21, 2009

1. The Baroque period is generally referred to as the age of irregularity where art, and theatre, bloomed and dominated the era. It was considered an age of contrast characterized between inreconcilable contrasts, which were very much different and more original than the Renaissance art, and time period.

2. The two Latin expressions that were favourites of the Baroque Period were 'carpe diem' which means 'seize the day', and 'momento mori' which means 'Remember that you must die.'

3. The position that what exists is at bottom spiritual is called idealism.

4. The position that all real things derive from concrete material substances is called materialism.

5. The mechanistic world view is described "as the world is one big machine", and everything that occurs in the Universe was a product of mechanical processes, and Man was considered "the machine", made up of mechanical processes that allowed him to function properly.

6. The position that everything that happens is predetermined is called determinism.

7. The precise difference between the material and spiritual according to Leibniz is that material can be broken up into smaller and smaller bits, but the soul cannot be divided into two.

Artist - Peter Paul Rubens
Piece of work - "The Fall of Phaeton"
Link to work: http://www.nga.gov/fcgi-bin/timage_f?object=71349&image=17911&c=gg45

Musician - Antonio Vivaldi
Piece of artwork - The Four Seasons
Link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi)

Writer - William Shakespeare
Work: Hamlet
Link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet

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