Visual History of the World

(CONTENTS)
 

 


HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION & CULTURE

From Prehistoric to Romanesque  Art
Gothic Art
Renaissance  Art
Baroque and Rococo Art
The Art of Asia
Neoclassicism, Romanticism  Art
Art Styles in 19th century
Art of the 20th century
Artists that Changed the World
Design and Posters
Photography
Classical Music
Literature and Philosophy

Visual History of the World
Prehistory
First Empires
The Ancient World
The Middle Ages
The Early Modern Period
The Modern Era
The World Wars and Interwar Period
The Contemporary World

Dictionary of Art and Artists

 




The Modern Era

1789 - 1914


In Europe, the revolutionary transformation of the ruling systems and state structures began with a bang: In 1789 the French Revolution broke out in Paris, and its motto "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite"—Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood—took on an irrepressible force. A fundamental reorganization of society followed the French Revolution. The ideas behind the revolution were manifest in Napoleon's Code Civil, which he imposed on many European nations. The 19th century also experienced a transformation of society from another source: The Industrial Revolution established within society a poorer working class that stood in opposition to the merchant and trading middle class. The nascent United States was shaken by an embittered civil war. The economic growth that set in following that war was accompanied by the development of imperialist endeavors and its rise to the status of a Great Power.
 

 


 


Liberty Leading the People,
allegory of the 1830 July revolution that deposed the French monarchy,
with Marianne as the personification of liberty,
contemporary painting by Eugene Delacroix.

 

 


Great Britain
 


1830-1914
 

 

England's economic development was almost half a century ahead of the Continent's due to its early industrialization, but the working conditions were devastating and led to impoverishment of the workers. This made worker protection laws necessary, along with the gradual extension of suffrage to ever-widening sections of the population, to alleviate the social tensions. Under Queen Victoria, whose reign began in 1837, the economy flourished at first, but social problems remained and the worker movement demanded further reforms. The British colonial empire was gradually restructured in the 19th century to become the Commonwealth of Nations.

 



Victorian era


 

 

CONTENTS:

Part I

Victorian era
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Victorian novelists, poets and philosophers
Victorian architecture, painters, book illustrations, photography

Part II

Fashions of the Victorian era
Victorian fashion in England Art

Part III

Victorian fashion in French Art
Victorian fashion in Italy

Part IV

Victorian fashion in German
Victorian fashion in United States
Victorian Design
Victorian Postcards

   

 

see also:
Pre-Raphaelites
Official Art (Academic Art)

Art, Technology and Industry
Furnishings and Fashions
Graphic Design a new History
Art Nouveau I: A New Style for a New Culture




Fashions of the Victorian era
 

 

Victorian fashion in French Art

 


Henri Gervex
Five Hours At Paquin

 


Henri Gervex
Five Hours At Paquin
(detail)

 


Henri Gervex
Five Hours At Paquin
(detail)

 

 


Tissot James

 


Tissot James

 


Tissot James

 


Tissot James

 


Tissot James

 


Tissot James

 

 

Victorian fashion in Italy

 


Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Italian, 1859-1933)

 


Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Italian, 1859-1933)

 


Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Italian, 1859-1933)

 


Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Italian, 1859-1933)

 

 

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