Classicism - Mantegna during the Renaissance and Mengs and...

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Classicism: (1600 - 1800) Classicism refers to the appreciation and imitation of Greek and Roman literature, art, and architecture.  Although the term is normally used to describe art derived from ancient influences, it can also mean  excellence, high artistic quality, and conservatism. Classical art encompasses antiquity and later works inspired by it, the latter normally referred to as  Neoclassical. Adherence to traditional aesthetic formalities was favored over expressionism and  individuality. Classic art is distinguished by clarity, order, balance, unity, symmetry and dignity. The first major classic revival occurred during the Renaissance period in Italy. In the 18th century, the  Neoclassical movement was established following the archaeological discovery of ancient ruins at  Herculaneum and Pompeii. The style’s leading artists included Michelangelo, Raphael, Correggio, and 
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Unformatted text preview: Mantegna during the Renaissance and Mengs and Winckelman during the Neoclassical period. Artists: (biography & artworks) Benefial, Marco - 1684 - 1764 Bouguereau, William-Adolphe - 1825 - 1905 Garzi, Luigi - 1638 - 1721 Gros, Baron Antoine Jean - 1771 - 1835 Hurtrelle, Simon - 1648 - 1724 Le Sueur, Eustache - 1616 - 1655 Leighton, Frederic - 1830 - 1896 Moore, Albert Joseph - 1841 - 1893 Poussin, Nicolas - 1594 - 1665 Poynter, Sir Edward John - 1836 - 1919 Benefial, Marco - 1684 - 1764 Bouguereau, William-Adolphe - 1825 - 1905 Garzi, Luigi - 1638 - 1721 Gros, Baron Antoine Jean - 1771 - 1835 Hurtrelle, Simon - 1648 - 1724 Le Sueur, Eustache - 1616 - 1655 Leighton, Frederic - 1830 - 1896 Moore, Albert Joseph - 1841 - 1893 Poussin, Nicolas - 1594 - 1665 Poynter, Sir Edward John - 1836 - 1919...
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