Research on the development of art and architecture demonstrates that works created during different time periods clearly reflect the social and cultural attitudes underlying social discourse. With this in mind, it is not surprising to find that the middle class interiors of the nineteenth century were heavily influenced by artists and architectures. As the economic and social mobility of the middle class grew during this time period, so too did the impact of art on the homes of the middle class. Using this as a basis for investigation, there is a clear impetus to examine what has been written about middle class interiors of the nineteenth century. To this end, this investigation considers this issue in conjunction with the social influences that promulgated change in the middle class interior of the nineteenth century. Through a careful consideration of what as been written on this subject, it will be possible not only to examine middle class interiors of this time period, but also to identify how art evolved and change occurred in this specific environment.
[...] What is perhaps most interesting about these differences however, is that they are clearly reflective of the different social and cultural environments that existed in region during this time period. By the early nineteenth century many European countries were deeply entrenched in industrialism. This was not the case in the United States. Thus, it is not surprising to find that the interiors created in each culture were notably different. Conclusion Reviewing all of the information that has been presented in this investigation, it becomes evident that the development of the middle class interior that took place in nineteenth century Europe was quite dramatic overall. [...]
[...] Clearly, the interiors that were developed during this time period were distinctive and reflective of both the social and cultural changes that were taking place during this time period. Interestingly, even though the interiors that developed in nineteenth century America were different from those in Europe, they also reflected specific cultural and social development during this time period. In the end, the dynamic nature of change that is reflected in the art of the nineteenth century is also reflected in the interiors and décor of the time period. [...]
[...] As noted earlier, the artwork of any given time reflects the underlying cultural and social themes that were present. A review of nineteenth century art clearly reflects this statement. Critically reviewing what has been written about nineteenth century art, it becomes clear that the art work that was developed during this time period reflected the notable social changes that were occurring in society. Nineteenth century art encompasses such broad movements as impressionism, romanticism, symbolism and orientalism. As society moved toward a more mechanized state through the process of industrialism, artists attempted to fight back against this harsh reality though their work. [...]
[...] While Hofmann elucidates the dynamism that took place in development of art in the nineteenth century, Bann (2004) explores the social changes that impacted the way in which art was developed and disseminated. According to Bann, the nineteenth century brought with it a host of innovations that made it possible for reproducing art work. According to this author, lithography began to become more prominent during this time. “Lithography enabled graphic art to illustrate everyday life, and it began to keep pace with printing (p. [...]
[...] In this text, the author explores the social and cultural forces that lead to the development of nineteenth century art. By examining both social discourse and specific works created during this time, the author is able to demonstrate the powerful forces shaping art during this time period. The author is also able to demonstrate how these conflicts are illustrated in particular genres and works. Kete, M.L. (2000). Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth Century America. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [...]
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