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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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Art & Architecture
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477 words
Term describing the spirit of order, clarity, and harmony traditionally associated with the art of ancient Greece and Rome. With the related words ‘classic’ and ‘classical’, it is used in ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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Literature
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448 words

refers in a strict sense to works influenced by the texts of Graeco-Roman antiquity, but in a broad sense to

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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63 words
A confusing term, most often used as the antithesis of *Romanticism and implying an adherence to certain fixed ideals or rules in art, as opposed to freedom of individual expression. For ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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69 words

Art history term used to describe both an aesthetic attitude and an artistic tradition. The artistic tradition refers to the

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Philip Russell Hardie

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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316 words
The modern use of ‘classicism’ to refer either to the art and literature of a period held to represent a peak of quality or perfection, or to the conscious imitation of works of such a ... More
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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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Literature
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1,584 words

1. Legend and Counter‐Legend

The words classicisme and classique are applied to many periods, from antiquity to the early 20th

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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Art & Architecture
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933 words

Classicism is a term to describe reference or commitment to a canonical (‘classic’) art of the past or its values,

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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2,311 words

Western culture has swung from classicism to romanticism (broadly defined) and back again. Classicism stands for tradition, calm, reason, objectivity,

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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3,465 words

In contrast with modern artistic terms such as Romanticism, Futurism, or Surrealism, which were invented by artists eager to proclaim

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