The Royal Pavilion Essay

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The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion was a very fashionable building in it's day. The
architecture was quite fashionable as it used the idillic style which
was fashionable and the farmhouse idea was fashionable, however the
Indian style the Royal Pavilion used was unfashionable. On the outside
of the Pavilion the Prince also used the neo-classical style which was
fashionable back then. Trompe l'oeil was a fashionable interior design
which the Prince used. However the Prince did use chinoiserie which
was unpopular then but was popular 50-60 years before the Prince used
it. The Prince then used wall-to-wall carpets which was unfashionable
but caught on. The Royal Pavilion was also fashionable because it had
banquets, balls and many other social events. Also in the Pavilion it
is clear to see the attitude from the rich towarde the poor, the rich
thought very little of the poor and didn't like being around them. The
Royal Pavilion does reflect the way of life in Brighton as all the
rooms reflect how the people in Brighton liked to live.

The farmhouse was a very fashionable place to live in 1786. It was so
fashionable because it was linked with the Romantic Movement, the
Romantic Movement was where the rich "pretended" to be like the poor
and stayed in places where they could escape the city life and all the
frustrations of it. A French philosopher, Rousseau, said that people
should get back to their natural state and live simply. The idea was
thought to be the simple life of the poor, like shepherds or peasants.
The farmhouse was also so fashionable because the King and Queen of
France, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who were leaders of a very
fashionable society in France. They built a pretty cottage in the
grounds of their palace at Versailles, French styles were very
fashionable as well. They could of gone to exotic places like India or
China. Romantic writers turned to the supernatural, as in the horror
story by Mary Shelley "Frankenstein", written in 1818. Many of the
typically Romantic characteristics appear in the poetry of the "Lake
Poets", William Wordsworth got inspired by the beauty of the Lake
District for his poems. He believed that he could learn more by
talking to country people and then reading books.Samual Coleridge was
also a poet, he used imagination to concentrate on the strange and
fantastic. He was interested in dreams and hallucinations. His poem
"Kubla Khan" is supposed to be remembered for an opium dream. Romantic
painters often used bold lighting effects, dramatic painting were also
popular. Constable was an English artist famous for his landscape
paintings. He tried to infuse quiet English landscapes with profound
feeling. His paintings make a dramatic use of light, colour and
atmosphere. These three people plus many of...

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