Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Baroque Blog Post

So, I decided to talk about option two where the question was, Is our society more Baroque or more Renaissance? Be specific in your answer. Justify it using the way we talked about both Baroque and Renaissance in class and using specific examples from contemporary society.

As I thought about our discussions in class about both time periods, I hate that I have to choose one. I'll explain how I think the world is both (if you want me to choose one, let me know and I'll work on it instantly). So, I think the world is both a Baroque style and a Renaissance style because that's just how the world is. It may have been one or the other at some point in history, but it's the fact that we have now gone through both of them that the world itself has taken something from both time periods and created what we have today. There are some parts of the world where Renaissance comes out and some parts where Baroque comes out. As we discussed in class Renaissance is all about perfection, naturalism, simplistic and a few others. That is where certain things like the forest, clothing styles, and forms of art are. They all represent naturalism, simplicity, and perfection. Forests can't be more natural unless they are fake. And Baroque is more about being in upfront and in your face. And as I'm typing this, I thought about our discussion in class and I think I made a connection (I could be wrong). But our discussion about choosing between beauty or truth just got me thinking that Beauty is compatible with the Renaissance. Because Renaissance was about being poised, symbolic, ordered, and perfection that is what Beauty is about. Being symbolic and perfect can be very pleasing to the eye. Where the Truth is compatible with Baroque because it is in your face and more realistic. It's what one of the students said today (I forgot his name, Oops) there is the Beautiful Lie or the Ugly Truth. Baroque could be more like ugly truth, it's there and it won't go away because it is what it is. The Renaissance is more like the beautiful lie. It's only there to please the eye or ear and it doesn't have to be the truth, it just has to be beautiful. That's what I think the world is. I think it is both Baroque and Renaissance in many different aspects of life/ the world.

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