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Neoclassicism vs. Romanticism

 

Neoclassicism

Romanticism

Values:

Order, solemnity. Intuition, emotion, imagination.

Inspiration:

Classical Rome, patriotism, courage, honor. Medieval and Baroque eras, Middle and Far East.

Tone:

Calm, rational. Subjective, spontaneous, non-conformist.

Subjects:

Greek and Roman history. Legends, exotica, nature, violence.

Technique:

Stressed drawing with lines, not color; no trace of brushstroke. Unrestrained, rich color; visible brushstrokes.

Role of art:

Morally uplifting, inspirational. Dramatic, carry viewer away.

Composition:

Most figures in foreground. Use of diagonal, crowded compositions.

Best known painter:

J. L. David. Eugene Delacroix, Theodore Gericault.

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