Neoclassicism Artists Index

Neoclassicism Artists Index

Alphabetical Index of the Great Masters of the Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism is an art movement that emerged in the 18th century as a reaction against the extravagance and ornate style of the preceding Baroque and Rococo periods. Neoclassicism emphasized classical forms, order, and simplicity, and drew inspiration from the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.

The movement was characterized by a renewed interest in classical literature, philosophy, and art, and the pursuit of a rational and objective approach to artistic creation. Neoclassical artists sought to capture the ideals of reason, virtue, and morality in their works, and to create art that was both timeless and universal.

Neoclassical artists often depicted historical or mythological subjects, using classical forms and motifs to convey their meaning. They also incorporated classical architectural elements into their works, creating a sense of balance and symmetry.

Some of the most famous Neoclassical artists include Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and Antonio Canova. Neoclassicism also had a significant impact on the architecture of the time, with notable examples including the work of Robert Adam and John Soane.

Neoclassicism remained a dominant artistic style throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, and its influence can still be seen in many contemporary works of art and architecture.