An early nineteenth century style modelled on Ancient Greek and Roman art and literature. It is characterised by regularity, simplicity, balance and proportion of form.
A style initiated in the late 1700's in France, which centred upon a reintroduction of Classical Greek and Roman forms of art, as then understood. It became the basis for the approved or official art of the French government until about the middle of the nineteenth century. The main exponents were Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres.
music of the early twentieth-century which rejected the overt and exaggerated expression of Romantic music and attempted to revive clear, balanced form and structure of the Classical period
a movement of the 20th century which is essentially a reaction against the subjectivity and unrestrained emotionalism of Romanticism. It is characterized by the adoption of aesthetic ideals and of forms or methods derived from the music of earlier masters, especially those of the eighteenth century
Literature between the mid 17th century and late 18th century, such as Sterne.
This was an architectural style which attempted to emulate Grecian and Romanesque building design and principles. It used exacting relationships in proportions and geometry, employing greater simplicity, and reducing ornate decoration in contrast to the excesses of Baroque and Rococo. See (Palladian). It has left a legacy of some of the most elegant and bold buildings to be found in the architectural landscape. Examples - St Paul's Cathedral, The Bank of England, Banqueting House. Here (right) we see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
Style modeled after proportion and restraint of Greek and Roman classical antiquity (late 20th c.).
Literally, 'new Classicism'. Any music which utilises forms, structures, harmonies, or stylistic mannerisms of the Classical period. Notable neo-classical composers include Prokofiev, Poulenc, and Stravinsky.
eighteenth-century literary and artistic movement dedicated to the recovery and imitation of classical (i.e., Greek and Roman) styles and models. Neo-classical architectural principles are evident in most of the federal government buildings in Washington, D.C. Joel Barlow's Columbiad (1807--a fulsome poetical extravagance widely admired in its time but seldom read or even mentioned today) is an example of neo-classical epic.