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European Evolution Explication
Transcript of European Evolution Explication
The Renaissance Madrigal
As Vesta Was Descending
Portrays Vesta (the Roman goddess of the hearth
in an encounter with the
"maiden queen" (Elizabeth/Oriana)
on a mythical hill.
Written in honor of Queen Elizabeth in 1601.
(son of Uranus)
God-centered view of universe
Art funded by churches
Art: flat, stylized
human centered view of universe
Art funded by individuals
Art: natual looking
Architecture reflected the belief that the ideal christian was plain on the outside but glowing with spirituality on the inside.
(cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr
Death and the Miser
Medieval Chant of the Templars
George Frideric Handel (left)
and King George I on the Thames River,
17 July 1717.
If this be our condition, thus to dwell
In narrow circuit straitened by a foe,
Subtle or violent, we not endued
Single with like defense, wherever met,
how are we happy, still in fear of harm?
Handel's Water Music
Analysis of Lucifer's Symbolic Retribution
Passage #2: (V.ii.337-355) Explication
Explicate the significance of the passage below.
Soft you; a word or two before you go.
I have done the state some service, and they know't.
No more of that. I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak
Of one that loved not wisely but too well;
Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought
Perplex'd in the extreme; of one whose hand,
Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away
Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes,
Albeit unused to the melting mood,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinal gum. Set you down this;
And say besides, that in Aleppo once,
Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk
Beat a Venetian and traduced the state,
I took by the throat the circumcised dog,
And smote him, thus.
"All that is very well," answered Candide, "but let us cultivate our garden."
The Evolution of European Society
Trace the progression and evaluate the evolution of European society from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment.
Hans Holbein The Yonger