The Influence Of The Industrial Revolution

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Culture is the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. During the late 1700’s in Europe many people did not paint pictures and if people did the paintings were very simple and bland. The majority of people worked in factories and did not have leisure time to be painting and writing such works of art. In the early 1800’s, the Industrial lead to drastic cultural change. Due to these drastic cultural changes, romanticism, realism, and impressionism/post-impressionism were developed as result from the industrial revolution.

Romanticism was the first style to emerge as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Nature, beauty, emotion and nationalism were some of the numerous themes that writers, artists and musicians tried to capture when creating masterpieces. The writers that wrote these pieces of literature focused on creating emotional filled, imaginative work. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas was a perfect example of a work that captured the imaginative style and showed the emotion between three lifelong friends, which became popular all over Europe. Artists rejected the rational restrained order of the art of earlier times and also had free expression and emotion which enchanted. The painting, Lady Liberty by Eugene Delacroix focused on a lady, leading the several different classes to liberty. Never seen before, the painting, 1815 Slave Ship by J.M.W. Turner which showed the violent scenes of nature. Musicians directly opposed to Baroque style which emphasized form and order but also stirs the emotions. Symphony #5 by Beethoven is very dynamic, with parts of the music being very laid back then too several instruments playing at once. This style of portraying emotions into different works was used by many people, until some started to reject the idea and have the center of attention on ordinary life .

The people that rejected the sentimentality of Romanticism created the style of realism. This style revealed what life was like every day for the average, working man and relied on social criticism, importance of place and the attempts to represent real life. Hard TImes by Charles Dickens made known to the world what the poor and unfortunate lived like. Never before did an artist or writer capture the life of a unwealthy man and his struggles. Another piece of literature, Madame Bovary by Gustave Falaubert shows the failure of burgeouisie, and how something like illness can cause death. The artists that believed in this type of paintings, painted what they saw, good or bad. Not showing anything romantic or having to due with nature, realism artist Jean-Francois Millet painted The Gleaners in 1857 which looked at nothing at all romantic and showed people working to make a living. Honore Daumier’s Third Class Carriage painting portrays life and class within french society, showing all the different types of people, not just the rich. This style of portraying ordinary life, was around for years, but then another style was discovered, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

The idea of Impressionism began in France with a group of artists who were very interested in color. The idea was to capture a moment based on observation that was not related to politics, but also