classicalism definition

  • noun:
    • classicism
    • A classical idiom, style, or expression; a classicism.
    • Adherence to what are supposed or thought to-be the traditional canons of art.
    • A classic idiom or style; classicism.
    • In art, tried adherence towards the principles of Greek or Roman art; imitation of classic art.
    • Knowledge of the classics as well as just what pertains to all of them.
    • a movement in literary works and art during 17th and eighteenth centuries in European countries that favored rationality and restraint and rigid types

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