Patronage of the Arts and Enlightenment’s Influence” Please respond to the following:
As you read Chapter 23 this week, consider the issue of patronage and how it has influenced and made possible so much of our artistic heritage. Then, explore that issue at the two websites below. Explain how a shift in artistic patronage signified the diminishing power of the church and give an example of an artwork or musical composition, artist or composer, and patron indicating this change. The chapter has plenty to choose from, as do the websites.
Explore these websites for patronage insights and examples –http://www.essentialvermeer.com/dutch-painters/dutch_art/ecnmcs_dtchart.html and http://indianapublicmedia.org/harmonia/harmonia-time-capsule-arts-patronage-17th-century-rome/
Chapter 24 explores key developments and principles of the Enlightenment. It also (pp. 785-791) covers Europe’s increasing encounter with cultures around the globe that were very different. Besides this chapter, also review the summary at the link below. Then, discuss the notion of the “noble savage”, and explain whether this idea reflected or contradicted the philosophical views of the Enlightenment.
Review this summary for more information – http://pages.uoregon.edu/jboland/rousseau.html