a revival of the classical Greek and Roman style in art or literature.
Aesthetic movement characterized by interest in the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the United States, in search of foundational models to replace its former reliance on Great Britain, turned to examples from the ancient world, particularly the Roman republic, and, to a lesser extent, ancient Greece. Americans associated classical Greece and Rome with the virtuous, anti-aristocratic political and cultural ideals they hoped would prevail in the United States. The American neoclassical ideal did not entail a lavish imitation of ancient forms but rather demanded modern interpretations and revitalization of old forms.
A mid-18th Century art movement started in Rome and aimed at recreating the art of ancient Greece and Rome. It was a reaction to the excesses of BAROQUE and ROCOCO and part of a Classical revival that continued into the 19th Century.
artistic style of the late eighteenth century, characterized by its regularity and uniformity and its close resemblance to the art of classical antiquity.
a movement in music which sought, during the period between the two world wars, to use past forms and styles in more or less stylized and even ironic ways. Its traces may be found in composers as varied as BarL6k, Schoenberg, and Poulenc, but the composer most associated with Neoclassicism is Stravinsky, who wrote several compositions reinterpreting the works of previous composers, including Bach, Pergolesi, Gounod, and Tchaikovsky. Its characteristic manner is crisp and direct, and only rarely are Neoclassical works written for large orchestra.
A twentieth-century movement characterized by a selective and eclectic revival of the formal proportions and economical means of eighteenth century music.
Inexact terms usually denoting the general aesthetic ideals (including: balance, symmetry, clarity, reverence for ancient cultures, etc.) of Baroque or Classical composers, and/or the efforts by a recent composer to integrate such aesthetics (as opposed to those of the Romantic Period) into hi/r style of composition.
New Classicism-A revival of classical Greek and Roman forms in art, music and literature, specifically during the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America; A school of painting associated with George Seurat and his followers in late 19th-entury France that sought to make Impressionism more precise and formal employing a technique of juxtaposing dots of primary colours to achieve brighter secondary colours with the mixture left to the eye to complete-also known as pointillism.
Literally, "new classicism," or a renewed interest in the literary and artistic theories of ancient Greece and Rome and an attempt to reformulate them for the current day. A dominant force in seventeenth-century France, neoclassicism promoted restrained passion, balance, artistic consistency, and formalism in all art forms; it reached its dramatic pinnacle in the tragedies of Jean Racine (1639-1699).
revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation
A revival in literature in the late 17th and 18th centuries, characterized by a regard for the classical ideals of reason, form, and restraint.
An effort to faithfully recreate elements of an earlier style
a movement which dominated during the eighteenth century and was notable for its adherence to the “forms” of classical drama
A European style of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Its elegant, balanced works revived the order and harmony of ancient Greek and Roman art. David and Canova are examples of neoclassicists.
(Also known as Age of Reason.) In literary criticism, this term refers to the revival of the attitudes and style s of expression of classical literature. It is generally used to describe a period in European history beginning in the late seventeenth century and lasting until about 1800. In its purest form, Neoclassicism marked a return to order, proportion, restraint, logic, accuracy, and decorum. In England, where Neoclassicism perhaps was most popular, it reflected the influence of seventeenth-century French writers, especially dramatists. Neoclassical writers typically reacted against the intensity and enthusiasm of the Renaissance period. They wrote works that appealed to the intellect, using elevated language and classical literary form s such as satire and the ode. Neoclassical works were often governed by the classical goal of instruction. English neoclassicists included Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, John Gay, and Matthew Prior; French neoclassicists included Pierre Corneille and Jean-Baptiste Moliere. (Compare with Age of Johnson, classicism, Enlightenment, Renaissance, Restoration Age, and romanticism.)
new” classicism movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Neoclassicism was inspired by the classical style of ancient Greece and Rome, and the classical ideals of harmony, idealized realism, clarity, and reason are all generally found in examples of neoclassical architecture, painting, and sculpture.
A style of art and architecture that was characterized by the simple, symmetrical forms of classical Greek and Roman art. It originated as a reaction to the Rococo and Baroque styles and was the result of a revival of classical though in Europe and America. Neoclassical writing characterized the Augustan Age, a period comprising roughly the first half of the eighteenth century. Its name suggests an analogy to the reign of Emperor Augustus in the Roman Empire (63 B.C.E.-14 C.E.), when many of the great Latin poets, especially Virgil, were writing.
New” classicism - a style in 19th century Western art that referred back to the classical styles of Greece and Rome. Neoclassical paintings have sharp outlines, reserved emotions, deliberate (often mathematical) composition, and cool colors.
an eighteenth-century stylistic movement based on Greek and Roman art and architecture; the English Adam style and French Louis XVI are examples of the neoclassic style
Beginning in the late eighteenth century, an international movement in art and architecture that revived interest in the orderly, linear, and symmetrical styles of ancient Greece and Rome.
An 18th-century artistic movement, associated with the Enlightenment, drawing on classical models and emphasizing reason, harmony, and restraint.
The style developed in Europe after the mid 18th century. It is characterized by a return to the form and rules of classic architecture. Morphologically, there is a predominance of elementary geometrical volumes, with little decoration, solemn and cold in arrangement. The external expression of theatres from this period is conventional in form; it is possible to recognize the function of the building at once from its external characteristics. Pediments, rows of columns, lyres, statues of Dionysius, Apollo and the Muses are incorporated once and for all into the architectural and decorative symbology of the theatre.
A twentieth-century movement involving a return to the style and form of older music, particularly eighteenth-century music.
The revival of Greek and Roman art, literature, and culture during the late 18th and the 19th centuries. Aided by the archaeological discoveries of the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the movement used CLASSICAL MOTIFS and techniques to disseminate predominantly moral messages. Neoclassical subjects are generally high-minded, drawn from ancient history and mythology. Neoclassical compositions are characteristically balanced and controlled.
New classicism. A revival of classical Greek and Roman forms in art, music, and literature, usually executed with sharp outlines, reserved emotions, deliberate (often mathematical) composition, and cool colours. Popular particularly during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and America, it was part of a reaction to the excesses of Baroque and Rococo art. (1&2&4)
Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. These movements were in effect at various times between the 18th and 20th centuries. This article addresses what these "neoclassicisms" have in common.
Neoclassicism in music was a 20th century development, particularly popular in the period between the two World Wars, in which composers drew inspiration from music of the 18th century, though some of the inspiring canon was drawn as much from the Baroque period as the Classical period - for this reason, music which draws influence specifically from the Baroque is sometimes termed neo-baroque.