Jacques-Louis David Jacques-Louis David is a French painter, one of the brightest leading representatives of Neoclassicism. Sometimes he is called as art dominator of his times, because his talent and genius influenced not only on development of painting, but also on fashion in decoration, interior design and even public political and ethical philosophy. David received his first esteem and recognition with his work The Oath of the Horatii, demonstrated at the Salon of 1784. It his early works he used shapes and designs, which he noticed in classical paintings and sculpture, to depict feelings and senses. But his special sequences of colors, exercises with lighting and composing, together with his severe refined style appeared as new stages of art taste. The motives he used in his paintings like The Death of Socrates or Brutus and his Dead Sons symbolized a new phase in cult of the public merits of stoicism, like altruism, devotion, or strictness, like a part of neoclassic approach. David was an ardent supporter of French Revolution; he actively participated in political life of the country and was elected a Deputy of the Convention. He became a keen admirer of Napoleon and created a range of glorifying works, presenting some new techniques and illustrating the excitement regarding to revolutionary events. David got a reputation of painter of the Revolution.
David Cronenberg People can interpret different things in different ways. Some people look at the Eiffel Tower and say that it is a work of genius. Others may look at it as if it were the ugliest thing in Europe. Two opposing views creates controversy. People look at the work of the well known director, David Cronenberg, the same way. In my essay, I will not take a side, but I will clearly and ...
Aspired for perfection and absorbed by passion for the revolutionary political thoughts, in his works the artist used to draw on rigid discipline of the expression of sentiment that brought to distinctive dryness and rationalism. After the fall of Napoleon, David retired in exile in Brussels, where he continued his works and painted some mythological themes, but mostly portraiture, using living models. His portraits became very famous and all the range of the portraits, created by David during all his life, is vivid reflection of changing in his professional and political views, his development as a gifted artist. Therefore, cultural and political revolutionary events influenced on Davids life and work the most. Franz Peter Schubert Franz Schubert is a famous Austrian composer, who can be characterized with an incredible output: during his short life he wrote 16 operas, 9 symphonies, more than 600 songs, a great number of piano sonatas, overtures, works of horal and chamber music, etc. Melodics and variety of his works are also remarkable. Being originated from a family of musicians, Schubert started as a teacher of music in his fathers school.
But he always felt himself to be devoted to composing. He started writing and showing his works to the circle of his friends and supporters. In his music Schubert was representing lyrical Romantics, but its early flows, without deep psychological influence. First of all, he was a lyrical composer; his works were filled with expressions of feelings and inner excitement. Schubert practiced in almost all known musical styles. Under effect of tendencies of early Romantics, Schubert created typically new musical genres of his times, like vocal ballades and musical impromptu. For numerous songs he used the poems of German poets, such as Goethe or Heine.
One of the most famous ballads is Erlkonig. Schubert frequently referred to themes and melodies of lyrical songs in instrumental works. His symphonies represent romantic, dramatic or epic lyricism with balladry influence. The Eighth Symphony, in B Minor (the Unfinished, 1822) was created at the peak of composing activity of the artist and supposed to be one of the most passionate symphonic works in all the history. In his later years, Schubert created the Quartet in D Minor (Death and the Maiden, 1824) and the Quintet in A Major (The Trout, 1826), his best works of chamber music. The motives of sadness and loneliness started dominating.
Since the establishment of life on earth, human beings have sought various ways to express themselves. One of these include the mixing of various sounds to create one that pleases them, and most importantly expresses the language of their heart. It is an articulation of ones feelings through instrumental and vocal sounds. Music gives one a mean to express themselves in a language, that is felt by ...
The composer dragged on a wretched existence and could not receive fame or recognition with his works in public circles. Only his friends, like J.M. Vogl or J.V. Spaun, successful artists of those times, helped him with publishing of his works. He died in poverty in age of 31..