Through this states how he views Romanticism and what attracts him to the movement. Throughout his life and for many years to come, Baudelaire had a significant inf... ... middle of paper ... ... himself and write about anything they want without following the rules of tradition. Baudelaire does this in many of his poems and influences many of his contemporaries to break tradition and write about what they want. Baudelaire was not only a great influence on various literary movements but he was an innovator in his way of observing and describing the world as well as in his style of writing. He is one of the best French poets of the 19th century.
His detailed paintings are worldwide known. However, the visual arts are not the only type of art that the French people admire; fashion, literature and architecture also have a profound importance in this society. Paris is known for being the fashion capital of the world since Marion Antoinette’s times. Furthermore, France is the birthplace of perhaps one of the most successful fashion designers: Coco Chanel, who created a legacy for her brand, the fashion world and her country. Her designs broke barriers and combined elements of simplicity and beauty flawlessly.
(Sun Also Rises, 115)1 Paris in the 1920's was a place that seemed to embody dynamic artistic achievement. Many of the great artists of modernist movements were either there or had passed through at some point. It became the living embodiment of the old joke "So Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Modigliani walk into a bar..." For Americans traveling to Paris after the war with artistic intentions, it was a win-win situation: Freedom from stultifying artistic conventions and the burgeoning corporate culture, and life in a bohemian community with cheap francs, an old order debunked by the war, and an already established network of expatriate heavy hitters (Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound). Even among the American expatriate class, however, there was a division between groups. There were those who went to Paris to fully immerse themselves in the bohemian lifestyle (even if part of it was more show than reality) and interact and bicker with other self-proclaimed artists, while the other went to Paris due to its burgeoning reputation as a place to see and be seen among the literati (much like the latest trendy eatery in Los Angeles).
“A Tale of Two Cities” is one of his more famous and well known pieces of work. The novel really does an excellent job at portraying the time period of the French revolution. Charles Dickens uses so much literary devices to give readers a fictional account of the time period. The story starts off with a man name Mr. Lorry traveling to Dover to meet a girl named Lucie; he then informs Lorry that her father Dr. Manette who was captured and imprisoned in the Bastille was still alive. Monsieur Defarge who is a former servant of Dr. Manette owns a wine shop which would be the center of some revolution practices.
That is why this book is such a great achievement because of his ability to capture the Jazz age. Gatsby essentially has become an archetype for the jazz age, and is used by some as a way of historically looking back at this time period (Sickels). The novel was able to capture so many audiences and still can because of its historical accuracy, similarity to Fitzgerald’s life, and relatedness about the roaring twenties. In his earlier years Fitzgerald wrote The Side of Paradise which was a widely popular book. This book was said to mirror his life postwar and as a college student at Princeton.
Impressionist Paintings as Documents of Paris Capital of Modernity Impressionist paintings can be considered documents of Paris capital of modernity to a great extent. This can be seen in their subjects, style of painting, and juxtaposition of the transitive and the eternal. The phrase Paris capital of modernity refers to the time in the second half of the nineteenth century when Paris was considered one of the most innovative cities in the world. This was largely a result of Haussmann’s renovation of the city between 1851 and 1869. A Prefect of Paris under Napoleon III, he transformed Paris into a city with wide streets, new shops and cafes, and a unified architecture.
F Scott Fitzgerald became an acclaimed American author in the early twentieth century. In his book, The Great Gatsby, the time period of the Jazz Age inspired him on how he would create his characters. He lived a lifestyle of excess and pleasure that was sometimes similar to the characters in his novel. The emotions and events that Fitzgerald went through were similar to the events that characters his novel went through as well. The events and themes that happened during the 1920s inspired Fitzgerald to write a novel that had similar themes.
Focusing on paintings painted in tourist destinations and leisure sites during the late nineteenth- century, Monet and Renoir depicted the significant development phases of the industrial revolution. Therefore in most of their late nineteenth-century paintings, there were clear indications of the uprising changes. The urban, industrial activity and transportation had rise during the late nineteenth-century in France . This revolution help developed the tourism industry as well as the leisure activities on going at certain places such as Seine, Trouville, Chatou and etc. Eight new bridges were built and some were rebuilt to embellish the tourism in Seine .
Manet's work influenced the impressionist painters, who were a strong influences on the painting of the 20th century, so in this sense Manet's painting is the first modern art that emerged from the creation of the new Paris which Manet depicted in many of his paintings. While Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe and Olympia were the most famous and most controversial works Manet produced, I do not feel they represent the view of the French writer Baudelaire who came up with the phrase 'modern life'. Instead I will be focusing more on Manet's last great masterpiece The Bar at the Folies-Bergere, a much better display of Paris life, as well as some of his other lesser known, smaller works. I will be discussing the relation of Manet's art, especially this painting of the Folies Bergere night club, to modern life in Paris at this time. During the 1860s under the reign of Napoleon III in France, the city of Paris became one of the most modern in the world due to the extensive redesigning by Baron Georges Eugene Haussmann.
After we went to the sign, we started to head toward Paris, Las Vegas. We went and saw the mini eiffel tower. The atmosphere of Paris, Las Vegas is awesome! We passed by some people and asked them what their favorite part of this area is and a guy named Josh said “This hotel is my favorite to walk through as the ceiling looks like the sky and all the shops look like you’re walking through downtown Paris. So fun to walk through and look around” (Vegas Paris).