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Aesthetic Experience

A feeling of pleasure that justifies itself

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The humanities study -

The cultures and beliefs that make up the experience of being human

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Epistemology

Branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and scope of human knowledge

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An artist feeling inspired by nature and painting a picture of mountains is an example of

Creation aesthetic beauty

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Eros Platonic

Passionate love favored by Greek poets
- known as lyrical poetry

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Platonic Love

Non-sexual love emphasized by ancient Greeks

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Courtly Love

A romantic love emphasized in the medieval period

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How does tech impact visual art?

- archive
- produce
- share

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Humanism

- critiqued the belief that only gods can create models of morality
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Three play writing Techniques of Sophocles and Aristophanes

- forshadowing
- discovery
- reversal of fortune

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Classical Epic Poems The Odyssey and Aeneid

- present the hero as the ideal man in greek and roman culture
- explore complex relationship with humans and gods

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How did democracy impact classical period?

Democratic republic replaced tyrannical government

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Significance of the kouros in classical period

It is a Greek refinement of Egyptian figural sculpture

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How is the concept of republic still present today?

Voting citizens have supreme rule but decisions are carried out through elected officials, which is the foundation of American political system

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Renaissance

- Scientific inquiry increases knowledge
- classical literature and philosophies provide resources for learning and living
- art employed linear perspective to create the illusion of depth on a flat surface

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Effect of rationalism in the Renaissance

Relying on science and nature instead of superstitious or religious explanations for the world

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Madrigal Composers

Created secular songs that married music with written words

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Gutenburgs printing press effect on culture and religion

Allowed religious reformers to spread ideas and and allowed greater access to poems and novels

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Global explorations contribution to renaissance

Artists and writers were inspired by explorers, themes of adventure and conquest

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Renaissance humanism

A high value is placed on human rights, education, and social rights

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Classicalism in the term neoclassicalism

Using the visual art and architecture of ancient Greece

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Deism contribution to the Enlightenment

God created the universe according to scientific laws and allows it to function on its own

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Neoclassical Art

- architecture: Columned facade and pedimented front porch with Doric columns
- art: glorifies revolutionary heroism and self sacrifice

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How did the "noble savage" impact slavery

Native people are morally superior to civilized man, led to attitude that every man has the right to a natural life.

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Neoclassical rise of capitalism

Increased the exchange of ideas

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Contemporary progress as it relates to enlightenment progress

Society places an emphasis on education, the pursuit of knowledge was a form of moral progress

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Romantic period political ideology

Nationalism

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Romantic period music

- heroic and nationalist themes
- dramatic and expressive sound
- expansion of orchestra to include many instruments

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How does beethovens ninth symphony differ from classic stmphonies

It is longer and incorporates choral movements

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Romantic Period Poetry

- egalitarian viewpoints through intimate connection with nature
- demonstrated importance of subjective experience and emption