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Welcome to our group!

We are the group dedicated to one of the most important and interesting periods in history, which changed the world and the way of thinking.

Enlightenment thinkers in Britain, in France and throughout Europe questioned traditional authority and embraced the notion that humanity could be improved through rational change. The Enlightenment produced numerous books, essays, inventions, scientific discoveries, laws, wars and revolutions. The American and French Revolutions were directly inspired by Enlightenment ideals and respectively marked the peak of its influence and the beginning of its decline. The Enlightenment ultimately gave way to 19th-century Romanticism.

So, feel free to submit all types of art, digital or traditional, as well as literature, the only one requirment is the art should be dedicated somehow to the age of Enlightenment - it can be philosophers, but also rulers (Frederick the Great, Maria Theresa, Catherine the Great etc..) we will accept also the art inspired by events inspired by ideals of enlightenment, as for example French or American revolution.

  • Choose a correct folder, please

  • You're allowed to submit Mature content, but only with filter

  • No My little pony or animal versions.

  • Manga and anime art is allowed

The age of Enlightenment is an era from the 1650s to the 1780s, so please respect it




Robespierre and Saint Just by sansa-tamia Robespierre and Saint Just :iconsansa-tamia:sansa-tamia 46 39 Marie Antoinette by Studio-1901 Marie Antoinette :iconstudio-1901:Studio-1901 48 3 Friedrich der Grosse line by one-who-draws Friedrich der Grosse line :iconone-who-draws:one-who-draws 14 8 Little Bo Peep by suburbanbeatnik Little Bo Peep :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 128 42 Last Queen of France by lillydarose Last Queen of France :iconlillydarose:lillydarose 36 18 Wilberforce by ashleyjordan Wilberforce :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 20 6 Candide by gangstersteph Candide :icongangstersteph:gangstersteph 26 30






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Shanglong87 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
This is a great group for one of greatest period of European history. Definitely my favourite along with Renaissance. Great job at creating this :clap:
burrowers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Atheism and the Enlightenment…
ariesnopatty Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hey! Since we have the same passion I'm sure you can help me in this Group!
I'm looking for:
the best biography about Danton, Desmoulins, Saint Just and
some book about l'hopital des enfants abandonés

Can you suggest me something?
ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Questions: Do you accept things from outside of Western Europe during the timespan in question? Is the Napoleonic Wars too late for this group?

Also, I accidentally submitted a photograph to the wrong folder. My apologies for that.
TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
My favorite time period! :love:
Supreme-Jacobine Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Mine too :D 
MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like it'll be an awesome group! :D
Supreme-Jacobine Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Merci! I hope so! :D
YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Some work is needed on administrative controls to permit greater abilities to the members. Currently members can't post on any of the galleries. The controls on default mode on DeviantArt are like a totalitarian dictatorship, they presume the founder wants strict control at the beginning, but it can hamper members joining. I can help with that.

You will need a good base of reliable co-founders and/or other administrators with equal access to admin controls as the founder in case you have to take time off. Groups that have overcentralized power to the founder will become paralyzed and then die in terms of activity when the founder cannot pay attention to the group. So that is key.
filmfreak13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, we have found some problems with some of the settings the group had. However, this is the founder's first group, so she is still getting used to the settings. I myself have had experience before so I am fixing the problems to the best of my ability. I can assure you that we will be paying close attention to the progress of this group and we are very active on here. I will try to sort out all of these issue ASAP. 
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