Neoclassicism was the dominant artistic style of the Enlightenment period and drew inspiration from the classical art and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Scientific experiments like the one pictured here were offered as fascinating shows to the public in the mid-eighteenth century.
Dressed in a classical-style robe and veil and holding a Roman oil-lamp, the woman in the portrait appears in the guise of a vestal virgin: a priestess to Vesta, goddess of the hearth fire. In the eig
Soloist: Sharon Kam - Basset Clarinet Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Manfred Honeck Recorded live at the Estates Theatre, Prague, 27 January 2006
Roslin worked for aristocratic patrons in Italy, Russia, Sweden, Germany and France, where he spent most of his career. Roslin’s elegant portraits manoeuvred skilfully between Rococo and Neoclassical styles
Artist: Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels). Date: 1787.The Athenian courts executed the philosopher Socrates (469–399 B.C.) for the crime of impiety: his behavior toward the gods was judged to have been irreverent
Very important painting because many paintings were not done of Marie because they did not want to ruin the queens image
In the eighteenth century Watteau's scenes of gallantry fueled ideas of thinking of the natural world