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us: Sculpture, Neoclassical


  • Here are entered works on sculpture created in the classical Greco-Roman tradition between the mid 18th century and mid 19th century.
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    • us: Neoclassical sculpture
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Neoclassicism (Art)
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    • found: Work cat.: Villeneuve, R. Baroque to neo-classical : sculpture in Quebec, 1997.
    • found: Encyc. Britannica online, May 18, 2001 (Sculpture, history of: The 18th century arts movement known as Neoclassicism represents both a reaction against the last phase of the Baroque and ... reflection of ... scientific interest in classical antiquity ... The most important Italian Neoclassicist was ... Canova, the leading sculptor ... The Swede ... Sergel ... and the Dane ... Thorvaldsen ... were among the best known Neoclassical sculptors in Europe ... Apart from the painter Benjamin West ... the leading Neoclassicists among American artists were sculptors ...)
    • found: McGraw-Hill dict. art (Arising in Italy in the 1750s, this new attitude, called "Neoclassicism," spread rapidly ... manifesting itself in architecture, painting, sculpture ...)
    • found: Grove dict. art, c1996: v. 22 Neoclassicism (Term coined in the 1880s to denote the last stage of the classical tradition in architecture, sculpture ... Neoclassicism was the successor to Rococo in the second half of the 18th century and was ... superseded by various historicist styles in the first half of the 19th century)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on sculpture created in the classical Greco-Roman tradition between the mid 18th century and mid 19th century.
  • Change Notes

    • 2001-07-03: new
    • 2001-08-09: revised
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