Classical - Classicism


In the arts, Classicism refers to a high regard for classical antiquity. Classicism is a force which has been repeatedly present in post-medieval Western culture. It was particularly strong during the Renaissance and from the mid 18th into the 19th century. Classicist art movements in this later period are often called neoclassical. In the context of classicism, the word classical can also refer to:

  • Classical themes, themes an artist has taken from the Classics
  • Classical unities, rules for drama derived from a passage in Aristotle's Poetics
  • Neoclassical architecture, also known as classical revival architecture
  • Neoclassical sculpture.

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