Classical Style

  • (noun): The artistic style of ancient Greek art with its emphasis on proportion and harmony.

Some articles on classical style, classical, style, styles:

Gothenburg Cathedral - Cathedral Architecture
... The current cathedral from 1815 was designed in classical style and had greater dimensions than the two earlier cathedral buildings ... A clear example of the classical style is the large main Portal in the west ... walls are of the Doric type and the tower cap is adorned with classical Doric frontonpartier and portals ...
World War I Memorials - Inter-war (1919–39) - Architecture - Classicism
... Many memorials drew on a classical style of architecture to produce their effect ... This had been a popular style for many pre-war memorials, such as those for the dead of the Boer War, and used Greek or Roman structures, styles and symbolism ... A key feature of the classical style was the concept of the "beautiful death" — classical memorials might include figures of soldiers, sometimes dying in conflict, but always heroically and, ultimately ...
1795–1820 In Fashion - Women's Fashion - Directoire (1795–1799)
... brightly colored satins and other heavy fabrics that were in style in the ancien régime (see 1750–1795 in fashion) ... was adopted for its association with classical republican ideas ... This renewed fascination of the classical past was encouraged by the recent discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and would likely have not been ...

Famous quotes containing the words style and/or classical:

    We are often struck by the force and precision of style to which hard-working men, unpracticed in writing, easily attain when required to make the effort. As if plainness and vigor and sincerity, the ornaments of style, were better learned on the farm and in the workshop than in the schools. The sentences written by such rude hands are nervous and tough, like hardened thongs, the sinews of the deer, or the roots of the pine.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Classical art, in a word, stands for form; romantic art for content. The romantic artist expects people to ask, What has he got to say? The classical artist expects them to ask, How does he say it?
    —R.G. (Robin George)