Neoclassicism

Neoclassical art was a reaction to the Rococo and Baroque movements.  Prevalent from the mid-1700s through to the early 1800s, Neoclassicism partially coincided with the American and French revolutions and gained momentum from the renewed interest in classical thinking at that time.  The hallmark rigidity of the style eventually gave way to Romanticism and Academic art later on in the 19th century.

 

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