classicism

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  • Info Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for a classical period, classical antiquity in the Western tradition, as setting standards for taste which the classicists seek to emulate.
  • His works are among the earliest buildings in the German classicism movement.
  • In his later years, his style became less graceful and settled into a form of academic classicism.
  • The station is a building of classicism in times of rail construction.
  • It was David who established the reign of classicism, and by native power became the leader. Cited from A Text-Book of the History of Painting, by John C. Van Dyke
  • As other Schools of thought developed, Classicism slowly grew less popular.
  • In French painting it came forward in opposition to the classicism of David. Cited from A Text-Book of the History of Painting, by John C. Van Dyke
  • Classicism bears the relation to art that religion does to the world's progress. Cited from Through Stained Glass, by George Agnew Chamberlain
  • Closely considered, they are not the revolutionists they seemed to the official classicism of their day. Cited from French Art, by W. C. Brownell
  • Instead she looks out into space, as is common for statues of the Second classicism.
  • And he must be excused for his sudden night into the regions of classicism. Cited from Punchinello, Vol. I, No. 19, August 6, 1870, by Various
  • The church was built in the style of classicism with late baroque elements.
  • Their repertory includes the most significant works ranging from classicism to contemporary music.
  • Here, the clean and plain lines of classicism now rule.
  • It could pass for an example of the heroic classicism demanded by official policy.
  • They could make sure, afterwards, of a personal pleasure in a certain prescient classicism of the house. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • For instance, classicism has been revived many times and found new life as neoclassicism.
  • The main tendency in church design in the 1930s was a move towards classicism.
  • But the Roman world, with all its classicism and learning, was dying. Cited from A Text-Book of the History of Painting, by John C. Van Dyke
  • But if we view them from the right stand-point, which is not that of classicism, we cannot help admiring them. Cited from Frederick Chopin Volume 2, Frederick Niecks
  • Did the classicism of Johnson, for instance, have any relation to classic literature in its true sense? Cited from English Literature, by William J. Long
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Meaning of classicism

  • noun A movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
    classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans