Neoclassicism


Dates: 1770-1827

  • Neo = “new”
  • Return to order, reason, structural clarity
  • Revival/resurgence of regard for classical ideals of reason, form, and restraint
  • Artists reacted to (1) excesses of monarchy, (2) ornamentation of Baroque; Goal: instill democratic ideas in government
  • Inspired by: Classical Greece, Ancient Rome (same as in Renaissance)

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