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Princeton's WordNet

  1. classicism, classicalismnoun

    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"

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  1. classicalismnoun

    classicism

Wikipedia

  1. classicalism

    Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for a classical period, classical antiquity in the Western tradition, as setting standards for taste which the classicists seek to emulate. In its purest form, classicism is an aesthetic attitude dependent on principles based in the culture, art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, with the emphasis on form, simplicity, proportion, clarity of structure, perfection, restrained emotion, as well as explicit appeal to the intellect. The art of classicism typically seeks to be formal and restrained: of the Discobolus Sir Kenneth Clark observed, "if we object to his restraint and compression we are simply objecting to the classicism of classic art. A violent emphasis or a sudden acceleration of rhythmic movement would have destroyed those qualities of balance and completeness through which it retained until the present century its position of authority in the restricted repertoire of visual images." Classicism, as Clark noted, implies a canon of widely accepted ideal forms, whether in the Western canon that he was examining in The Nude (1956), or the literary Chinese classics or Chinese art, where the revival of classic styles is also a recurring feature. Classicism is a force which is often present in post-medieval European and European influenced traditions; however, some periods felt themselves more connected to the classical ideals than others, particularly the Age of Enlightenment, when Neoclassicism was an important movement in the visual arts.

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  1. classicalism

    Classicalism, or classicism, refers to a style and attitude in literature, architecture, music, and visual arts reflecting admiration and imitation of the principles, values, and aesthetics of ancient Greek and Roman cultures. It emphasizes balance, simplicity, harmony, restraint, and order, mirroring the philosophies and attributes of the classical era. It is committed to the ideals of beauty and logic, and recognizes the significance of tradition, rules, and proportion. It predominantly emerged during the Renaissance and has had recurring revivals over subsequent centuries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Classicalismnoun

    a classical idiom, style, or expression; a classicism

  2. Classicalismnoun

    adherence to what are supposed or assumed to be the classical canons of art

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of classicalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of classicalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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