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