Enlightenment Thought and Inquiry
The Enlightenment is portrayed in EurEnlightenmentThoughtInquiry_ch16.pdf as a "intellectual movement to include scientific principles, especially natural laws, into daily life and to apply to social behaviors, as well as make practical applications to science". Locke examined tabula rasa and the possibility of each person created without sin. Deism is the possibility of God being the creator of all natural laws and allows the people to develop without His intervention. Visual expressions, writing, and rationality are additionally talked about in the lecture. All through the Enlightenment, there is a development towards more Neoclassical art and architecture. This included disposing of medieval design, accents on clean lines and the virtue of elegance. This worked into creating bigger windows with stain glass and tall towers. The "woman question" is intensely talked about, asking as to whether ladies are secondary because of inferiority, or as a result of historic traditions? Antoine-Leonard Thomas addresses this question in her written work, "Essay on the Character, Morals, and Mind of Women Across the Centuries" (Paris 1772). Thomas sees the ethical decline of both men's and ladies' roles: one gives acknowledgment and another takes new freedom and kills the idea of a conventional family.
Discover Islamic Art
The source, Discover Islamic Art gives a brief history of the Ottoman Empire; the political systems, royal life, and culture. The link offers pictures and descriptions of Turkish-Islamic art in pre-Ottoman Anatolia along with pictures of several major pieces of architecture that exemplify what the Ottoman Empire cherished as prized objects. The Ottomans also took cooking to an art form. Almost every dish served around a dinner table would have a different chef because of the in depth skill each took to create their ‘masterpiece’. The ottomans were so advanced artistically that they exported a vast quantity of their works such as paintings, statues, foods, etc. This was a large source of income for the empire. Art was also intertwined with religion; every mosque was filled with beautiful pieces of work that represented important religious teachings and symbols from the Qur’an. This link connects to the studies of this course because of the time period. The art coming from the Ottoman Empire was found in all corners of the globe.
Enter the Dragon: The Beginnings of English Chinoiserie, 1680-1710
Enter the Dragon: The Beginnings of English Chinoiserie, 1680-1710 is a link based on western works of art that imitate Chinese works. Porcelain works from potters began using yellows and oranges more like eastern imports. This added more of a variety than the normal white and blue ceramics normally created. Silver created during this time included many English influences even when created by Chinese artists. Embroidered clothing, sheets, etc. became a new fashion craze. The intricate designs were found all over the world. Early works like such were not shown off in the main rooms of houses, halls, etc., but were found in private bedrooms and studies. This link is related to our course because of how widely spread chinoiserie was throughout the world, especially Europe. It proves that European and East Asian cultures had many overlapping parts.
Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History, 1790-1830
Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History, 1790-1830 investigates history in post-revolutionary France. Two grand gardens fill in as the presentation's beginning—the Paris Muséum of Natural History with its Jardin des Plantes, and Malmaison, the private garden of Empress Josephine, Napoleon's wife. These two gardens balanced plants and creatures from all around the world, delivered new scientific information, improved farming productivity, increased financial profit, and added to the glory of France, during a tumultuous political period that formed a new republic. There are likewise 5 display sections: "Music for Elephants," "Hunting for Trees," "Black Swans for an Empress," "A Flower Blooms," and "Everything Giraffe."
Discover Islamic Art Virtual Exhibitions | The Ottomans. (n.d.).
Enter the Dragon. (n.d.). Retrieved February 06, 2017, from http://www.chipstone.org/html/SpecialProjects/Dragon/00dragonguide.html
EurEnlightenmentThoughtInquiry_ch16.pdf. Instructor Commentary. Module 3.
Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History. (n.d.). Retrieved February 06, 2017, from http://www.apsmuseum.org/elephants-and-roses/