Jonathan Swift's Influence on the Age of Reason Essay
The Age of Reason was a new beginning for many man kind during the eighteenth century, therefore opening the door for people to pursue happiness and liberty. “The Age of Reason represented a genesis in the way man viewed himself, the pursuit of knowledge, and the universe. In this time period, man’s previously held …show more content…
One of the main parts of the humanities that were touched was the arts. The arts were very diverse, having many different styles. The baroque styles were still popular at the beginning of The Age of Reason. Later the rococo style overtook the baroque style as it died down. “In painting rococo emphasized the airy grace and refined pleasures of the salon and the boudoir, of delicate jewelry and porcelains, of wooded scenes, artful dances, and women, particularly women in the nude” (Hackett 1). Painters also were experts in portraits which was very popular during this time. Neoclassicism is somewhat hard to separate from art at this time. The approach often stirred up dissatisfaction from critics who were not comfortable with change. The number of women painters increased yet, they were limited by traditions and the public. They were allowed to attend academies but were not yet able to work with nude male models.
Music also took a turn during