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Altes Museum

Description: Total facade with colonnade
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Date: 1816/1818
Creator: SCHINKEL, Karl Friedrich
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Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Didon; tragédie lyrique en trois actes

Description: With Didon, Piccinni demonstrated his ability to combine both Italian and French styles to create a compelling tragédie lyrique. The opera includes lyrical Italian melodies and a second-act finale, as well as French choruses and numbers that transition continuously without pauses. Didon was premiered at Fountainebleau on 16 October 1783, and it remained one of Piccinni’s most popular French operas, with performances through the first part of the nineteenth century. The story of Dido had been realized on the operatic stage before Piccinni’s setting, including Cavalli’s Didone (1641), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (c. 1689), and Vinci’s Didone abbandonata (1726) with a libretto by Metastasio.
Date: 1815
Creator: Piccinni, Niccolò, 1728-1800 & Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
Partner: UNT Music Library

Iphigenie en Aulide; tragédie. Opera en trois actes

Description: Although he did not have a production planned, Gluck composed the music for Iphigénie en Aulide for Paris, with the intention (along with Roullet) of establishing himself at the Opéra. He initially had difficulties convincing the Academy of Music to arrange for the production, but with the support of Marie Antoinette, the opera was finally realized in 1773. Gluck revised Iphigénie for performances in 1775. The most significant change was the addition of Diana as a character, whose appearance serves as the deus ex machina of the plot. He also altered and expanded the divertissements.
Date: 1811
Creator: Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 & Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786
Partner: UNT Music Library

Madame David

Description: A woman wearing a white empire waist dress is seated. Her hands are crossed and a red piece of clothing is draped over her right arm.
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Date: 1813
Creator: David, Jacques-Louis
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part

Description: Hand-drawn color map of the western part of the world as known in 1812. Shows major rivers, explorers' routes, place names and locations of some population groups. Relief is marked by hachures.
Date: 1812
Creator: Hebert, L. & Pinkerton, John, 1758-1826.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Head of a White Horse

Description: Painting of the head of a white horse, set in a gilded frame.
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Date: 1810-1812
Creator: Géricault, Théodore
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Economy

Description: The humorous illustration depicts people behaving poorly at dinner. There is dialogue written above the heads of the diners.
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Date: May 1816
Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The White Horse

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1818/1819
Creator: Constable, John
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Duke of Wellington

Description: Portrait of the Duke of Wellington, wearing a dark coat against a dark background.
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Date: 1812~
Creator: Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Armide: drame héroïque

Description: Armide was premiered at the Paris Opéra on September 23, 1777, recalling the earlier success of Lully’s opera of the same name, which premiered nearly a century earlier on February 15, 1686. After collaborating on several reform operas with Calzabigi, Gluck revived the older dramatic tradition of Quinault (Lully's librettist) by setting the older text in the modern musical style. The seventeenth-century five act model requires more continuous music, with few distinct arias, as well as divertissements and spectacular effects. Gluck also respects the tragic conclusion endemic to the model, avoiding the modern practice of the lieto fine ("happy ending") in which misfortunes are reversed at the last possible moment.
Date: 1811
Creator: Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Partner: UNT Music Library

The Stour

Description: The small square painting depicts the Stour river with some trees on the far side, deep shadows on the water and a pinkish sky.
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Date: 1810
Creator: Constable, John
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Iphigenie en Aulide; tragédie. Opera en trois actes

Description: Although he did not have a production planned, Gluck composed the music for Iphigénie en Aulide for Paris, with the intention (along with Roullet) of establishing himself at the Opéra. He initially had difficulties convincing the Academy of Music to arrange for the production, but with the support of Marie Antoinette, the opera was finally realized in 1773. Gluck revised Iphigénie for performances in 1775. The most significant change was the addition of Diana as a character, whose appearance serves as the deus ex machina of the plot. He also altered and expanded the divertissements.
Date: 1811
Creator: Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 & Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786
Partner: UNT Music Library