from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A revival of classical aesthetics and forms, especially:
- n. A revival in literature in the late 17th and 18th centuries, characterized by a regard for the classical ideals of reason, form, and restraint.
- n. A revival in the 18th and 19th centuries in architecture and art, especially in the decorative arts, characterized by order, symmetry, and simplicity of style.
- n. A movement in music lasting roughly from 1915 to 1940 that sought to avoid subjective emotionalism and to return to the style of the pre-Romantic composers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any of several movements in the arts, architecture, literature and music that revived forms from earlier centuries
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a revival of the classical Greek and Roman style in art or literature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being neoclassic; revival of classic style in art or literature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation
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The highest expression of nineteenth century neoclassicism is seen in the wonderful mural, based on Dante's Divine Comedy, by Jacobo Gálvez and Gerardo Suárez on the dome of the Degollado Theater.
What this all led to, in a sense, was a movement that later was called neoclassicism, a kind of a going back to older forms, smaller forces, just cutting back, in general.
The works cover nearly three centuries, from the last years of the Renaissance around 1525 to the neoclassicism output in the 19th Century.
It was influenced by neoclassicism but reinterpreted with her colors and shapes in a unique and never outdated way.
He thinks she found them old-fashioned: too dynamic and passionate, in contrast to the restrained neoclassicism that was becoming fashionable in the 1770s.
Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixAs we wrote behind in July, this is "retro cocktail hyper-focused upon a futuristic reimagination of postmodernism as good as neoclassicism as proletarian touchstones ... that we can dance to."
Modernity and classicism also meet in Theme and Variations, Balanchine's setting of Tchaikovsky that evokes the grandeur of imperial Russian ballet with the speed and dexterity of 20th-century American neoclassicism.
In their version of Go For Barocco, the tics and quirks of Balanchine's neoclassicism are beautifully captured, and completing the programme are a range of "mystery pas de deux".
In the 1920s and 1930s, American architects became increasingly interested in modernist design as an alternative to what they thought was unoriginal, formulaic Greek and Roman neoclassicism, still the preferred architectural language for federal architecture in Washington.
Composer Stefania de Kenessey is a leading figure in the revival of neoclassicism.
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