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classicism Explained

classicism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['klæsı'sızəm]

classicism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] a style of art, literature etc that is simple, regular, and does not show strong emotions// realism, romanticism//

Classicism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Art-historical tradition or aesthetic attitudes based on the art of ancient Greece and Rome. "Classicism" refers to the art produced in antiquity or to later art inspired by that of antiquity; "Neoclassicism" refers to art inspired by that of antiquity, and thus is contained within the broader meaning of "Classicism." Classicism is traditionally characterized by harmony, clarity, restraint, universality, and idealism. In the visual arts, Classicism has generally denoted a preference for line over color, straight lines over curves, and the general over the particular. The Italian Renaissance was the first period of thorough Classicism after antiquity. Neoclassicism became the dominant aesthetic movement in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th cent., as practiced by A. Canova and J.-L. David. It bred a reaction in favor of subjective feeling, longing for the sublime, and a taste for the bizarre that came to be termed Romanticism. Recurring alternations between Classical and non-Classical ideals have often been seen to characterize Western aesthetics. See also Classical architecture.

classicism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In the arts, the principles, historical tradition, aesthetic attitudes, or style of the art of ancient Greece and Rome. The term may refer either to work produced in antiquity or to later works inspired by those of antiquity; the term neoclassicism usually refers to art produced later but inspired by antiquity. More broadly, classicism refers to the adherence to virtues regarded as characteristic of classicism or as universally and enduringly valid, incl. formal elegance and correctness, simplicity, dignity, restraint, order, and proportion. Classicism is often opposed to Romanticism. Periods of classicism in literature, music, and the visual arts have generally coincided.

classicism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 a style of art and literature that is simple and elegant and is based on the styles of ancient Greece and Rome. Classicism was popular in Europe in the 18th century.
2 a style or form that has simple, natural qualities and pleasing combinations of parts

Classicism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Classicism \Clas"si*cism\, n.
A classic idiom or expression; a classicalism. --C. Kingsley.

classicism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

classicism
n : 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" [ant: {romanticism}]

classicism at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

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  • Inter: uncountabl » e All the classical traditions of the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, especially the aspects of simplicity, elegance and proportion
    1. Inter: uncountabl » e Classical scholarship
    2. Inter: countabl » e A Greek or Latin expression used in an English sentence

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » the classical traditions of the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome

  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|klasicismus|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Klassizismus|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » classicism
    Translation: io » classicism
    Translation: my » classicism
    Translation: pl » classicism
    Translation: fi » classicism
    Translation: ta » classicism
    Translation: vi » classicism
    Translation: zh » classicism