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Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism is a movement of the revival of a classical style of ancient Greece and/ or ancient Rome in decorative arts, literature, architecture, and music. One such movement was dominant in Europe from the mid-18th to the 19th centuries. Neoclassicism focuses on symmetry, primarily with the use of circles and squares. The use of triangular pediments and domed roofs is also prevalent among Neoclassical architecture. These characteristics were affected by the Age of Reason’s ideas that architecture...

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Neoclassicism

Art History Essay Semester 2 In the late 18th century Neoclassicism was a long and powerful movement. This movement came about for a few reasons. One of them is a response to the Rococo style which was based on the aristocratic and privileged and was the main style during the early 18th century. The French Revolution led to the execution of the French monarchy. As a result a new kind of art style came about – the Neoclassicism style. This was more simple, basic and more striking than Rococo; it...

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Neoclassicism & Romanticism

Notes for the ppt of Neoclassicism & Romanticism Slide 2 The Neoclassical Movement During the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the Western Europe, several artistic style competed for the primacy. Paris and Rome has become the centers of Western art world. Since the king at that time is Louis XIV, who has a classic flavor, the Neoclassicism arose out of several artistic styles. Neoclassictism is a revival of the ancient styles and spirit inspired directly from the classical...

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Rococo and Neoclassicism

How Rococo and Neoclassicism Illustrate the Process of Deciding The artists Jean-Honore Fragonard and Jaques-Louis David both successfully embody their respective stylistic differences. Fragonard's style of painting is Rococo, which is characterized by its softness, asymmetry and curviness. Contrasting these ideals is David's style of painting, Neo-Classicism. Neo-Classicism is synonymous with strong gestures, symmetry, and solidness. Two works that best exemplify the ideals of each style...

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Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassicism: Comparison and Contrast

the tasteless, over-the-top nature of Rococo, a new movement took shape in France: Neoclassicism. Unlike the Rococo period, which was in many ways a simple evolution of the art style before it, Neoclassicism was something totally new. Featuring simplicity and substantial construction architecture, as well as a realistic, restrained art style that emphasized what were then considered classic themes, Neoclassicism borrowed many elements from earlier periods and societies such as the Renaissance,...

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Neoclassicism vs Romanticism

Neoclassicism & Romanticism (1780s-1810s) Neoclassicism, 1780s: Neoclassical pieces generally portrayed Roman history; they elevated Roman heroes. During the 1780s was an Age of Reason and through its history paintings, its works were modes for conveying the Enlightenment ideals. Many of the pieces, like the Oath of the Horatii, are reactions to the revolutions of their time. This piece is a call to arms, which shows that man is great and can be in control. Pieces during the Neoclassical...

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Rococo vs. Neoclassicism

be depicted through their body language as well as their reluctance to leave. When Neoclassicism came into play, it ditched the feelings of decadence and fantasy brought about by Rococo, returning to a more Greco-Roman style prompted by the rediscovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii in the midst of the mid 18th century. (Arts and Culture 2 vol. 3rd Ed., pg. 178) Returning to the more heroic themed base art, Neoclassicism focused mainly on stories and history, and later themes about the social order with...

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Neoclassicism

Assignment 3 1 May 2012 1. Neoclassicism was the enlightenment age of peason. They engaged in experiments, promoting scientific questioning of all assertions. Emphasized rationalism. Rejected unfounded beliefs about the nature of humankind. First use of the iron-bridge (new materials started to come about in architectural destruction). Paintings were narratives; they displayed less emphasis on atmospheric perspective and more on linear contours, classical themes, had a realistic approach to...

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Neoclassicism

The article I found is an introduction to the neoclassicism period for the students of City University of New York. The article discusses trends in behaviors and in literary techniques of the time period. It also talks about how people thought and the ideas that emerged from from the age of reason. The neoclassic period came after the renaissance and is described as "a period of exploration and expansiveness." It is stated that the ideas for the movement originated in France and then later moved...

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Neoclassical and Romantic Eras

Romantic periods covered the period of 1750-1850. Although these two genres overlapped they were very different. The Romantic genre was a reaction against Neoclassicism which lead to the movement of the Romantic period. These two genres had very distinct differences. were considered enemies of their time period. Neoclassicism was a widespread and influential movement, in reaction to the Rococo style, in painting and other visual arts. This movement looked to older Greek and Roman...

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