“Beethoven; Art and Protest in the 1800s” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Listen to one (1) composition (i.e., for a symphony) by Beethoven. Identify the composition that you listened to, and determine whether you would characterize the chosen composition as either the Classical or Romantic style of music. Explain the features that lead you to your conclusion.

 

Select one (1) example of a literary work or a work of visual art from the 1800s—either Romantic or Realist in style—that responds in some way to the Industrial Revolution. Identify the work and the artist or writer, describe its features and style, and explain the manner in which it responds to the Industrial Revolution. Next, describe one (1) example of how either black slaves or white abolitionists used literature or the visual arts as a form of protest against slavery.

 

 

EXPLORE:

 

Beethoven

Chapter 27 (pp. 906-912), Beethoven, qualities of the Romantic style in music

The Beethoven-Haus Website at http://www.beethoven-haus-bonn.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=portal_en (Note: Click on Digital Archives > Works by Ludwig von Beethoven; then find one [1] of his symphonies and listen to a clip.

Beethoven’s Eroica at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XL2ha18i5w and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RFG5rGVL1s

 

Art Reacting to Social RealitiesBeethoven

Chapter 28 (pp. 920-948), art and literature in Industrial Revolution; Chapter 28 (pp. 930-936), slavery

The Museum of Fine Art in Ghent, Belgium (MSK Gent) —Romantic and Realist Art of the 1800s at http://www.mskgent.be/en/collection/1820-romanticism-and-realism/romanticism-and-realism

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—French Realist Art of the 1800s at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rlsm/hd_rlsm.htm

Haven’s article on Goodman’s scholarship on art protesting slavery before the Civil War at http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/february18/artists-slavery-protests-021809.html

Art and Slavery article at http://www.realhistories.org.uk/articles/archive/the-art-of-slavery.html

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