Encyclopedia > Neoclassicism

  Article Content

Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism) is a movement in the visual arts. It began as a reaction against the Baroque, and a desire to return to percieved "purity" of the arts of Ancient Greece and Rome, and to a lesser extent the examples of Renaissance Classicism.

Neoclassicism first gained influence in France in the 17th century, and continued to be a major force in art through the 19th century and beyond, although from the late 19th century on has often been considered anti-modern or even reactionary in some art circles.

Noted neoclassical artists have included painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and sculptor Antonio Canova.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Photosynthesis

... their energy level to a higher level using a second solar photon. The highly excited electrons are transferred to the primary acceptor protein, but this time are passed on ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 33.9 ms