Module 3 discussion EUH2001 Shaun Gallagher
Instructor Module Enlightenment Thought and Inquiry: This instructor commentary takes us through the Enlightenment Period. This described the intellectual movement that occurred throughout Europe. From the visual arts (as shown above with Jacques-Louis David to the philosophy of the women's role in society by several philosophers including Jean Jacques Rousseau. This is important because we see art evolving into cleaner and straighter forms of art and the role of women is becoming more important with certain philosophies.
Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History. This site is the online version of the natural history museum. It covers the time period from 1790-1830. Some of the exhibits they have is mastodon teeth sent by Thomas Jefferson, floral dresses worn by women of the time period, stuffed black swans, and other various natural items. This site shows the relevance and importance of the Enlightenment. There are many more images and links on the website which can be found here. Below are images from the museum. They show the original garden, a "giraffe dress", and a plate with a botanical design.
Technology and Enlightenment: The Mechanical Arts in Diderot's Encyclopédie. This site shows the technology used during the Enlightenment to make many different items. The advancement of technology during this time period is really illustrated in this site. With plenty of illustrations to show, it would be nearly impossible to upload all the images in this project. This site illustrates how tapestries were made, wigs and ribbon making, letter pressing, and many more. This is one of the most thorough and detailed sites I have viewed about the Enlightenment. Below are just a few images
Goya & The Spanish Enlightenment. Francisco de Goya was one of Spain's most influential and important painters of the Enlightenment period. He originally painted light and humorous paintings but eventually evolved in deep and darker paintings. And is evident as he is commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte and then Ferdinand VIII who reinstated the Inquisition but allowed Goya to possibly be commissioned for paintings. It shows what influence and talent Goya had. Goya went on to do several paintings depicting war in Spain. Below are several sketches and one oil painting.