Neoclassicism and Romanticism

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Art - 192 pages
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Here is a rich, informative introduction to an exciting period in art history. Neoclassicism, which arose during the 18th century’s Age of Enlightenment, was inspired by the rationality, simplicity, and grandeur of ancient Greece and Rome. In fact, many of its greatest works reflect archaeological discoveries of the time. In reaction to this austere style, Romanticism sought to re-infuse art with passion, drama, and mysticism. Here are the key masterpieces of both schools--works by Canova, Constable, Copley, David, Blake, Delacroix, G ricault, Turner, Ingres, and others--complete with biographies of the artists, and accompanied by a text that illuminates the ideas and events that shaped an era of artistic ferment.

 

 

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Contents

Neoclassicism and the Enlightenment
8
A Melting Pot of New Ideas
16
David and History on Canvas
23
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
30
Robert Adam
36
Johann Heinrich Fussli
42
Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard
50
PiereHenri de Valenciennes
56
8
102
16
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32
121
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130
51
136
56
143
74
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Andrea Appiani
64
PierrePaul Prudhon
74
Karl Friedrich Schinkel
80
82
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102
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Silvestra Bietoletti is the author of Florence: Art and Architecture and other titles on art and art history.

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