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The Puritan outlook rooted in the medieval times and was deeply religious. The Puritans believed that all human actions should be directed to the main value of glory of God. On the other hand, Puritan medieval outlook combines with the new democratic feature, because Puritanism with its political ideas was close to the most daring democratic and republican theories. In most cases, Holy Bible served as an informal body of law and understanding of the rules of everyday life. In this respect, early American art being a sponge of the public ideas, absorbed the Puritanism with its religiousness. The current paper considers the influence of the religion on early American literature and fine arts.
Considering the early American literature, the early writers had Holy Bible as a model. Bible was the most important source of plots, imagery, and inspiration in the conditions unsuitable even for life. Every passage of the Old and New Testament could become a subject of a sermon or a poem (works by Edward Taylor or a poem “The Day of Doom” by Michael Wigglesworth). In addition to that, every event of the daily life in New England was reinterpreted in accordance to Scriptures and was seen as a fulfilled prophecy and a confirmation of a reality of the Biblical texts. The joys of hearth and home, marital love, and the birth of children were seen as a manifestation of the Lord’s will and became a topic for New Anglican letters, diaries, poems, and reflections. A personal spiritual experience was also very important and worth literary incarnation. The spiritual experience included the moments of enlightenment or penance communication with God as well as the confrontation with the spirits of wickedness (Halleck, 2006). The writers of New England left behind mostly spiritual autobiographies and the diaries of the inner spiritual life (“The Spiritual Travels of Nathan Cole” (1765). Didacticism is another essential feature of the early literature of New
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Rococo art refers to an art style mainly focused on decoration and beauty. This type of art was mainly used in France in the 17th Century during the reign of Louis XV; its key functions being interior design and use in architecture to portray beauty and elegance with a romantic theme.
At the same time, with Japan in the Stone Age, great advances in arts were being realized in China, rooted in Buddhism (Mason 23). After Japan was exposed to the advances that came through trade contacts, they started incorporating them into their own arts (Paine & Soper 42).
Renaissance artists, in contrast, painted their human subjects realistically, showing feelings and emotions. They provided depth and perspective in their human paintings, which are usually placed in front of a background with a natural setting (Dowling). The paintings on the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo are classic specimens of Renaissance art.
(Arts of the Islamic World 2008). One most relevant factor about the formation of Islamic art has been the influence of the varied culture of the world on its formation. "The cultural influences ranged from Byzantine (inherited when the Ottomans made Constantinople their capital in 1453), to Italian, French, Central Asian, Persian and Arab." (Sajoo 2001, p.
The miniaturist piece was restored in 1992, and has since caused dispute about the date of the artist's work. Some historians date the painting around 1340, whereas recently it has been pushed back to 1325 by historian Miklos Boskovits.
Since then, man’s expression through paintings has taken on numerous forms and has come to influence and depict the transition of the society through the ages. It has enabled succeeding generations to understand and learn
People communicate many ways with each other. Music, curving, and any other form of art has existed for a very time now and has been perhaps the most important method of passing on culture from one generation the other. Paintings and drawings are a very popular way through which the people today have come to learn about how the past was.