NEOCLASSICAL ART

A) Period: From Second half of 18th until  1815

B) Origins: France

C) Subject Matter:

  • nationalistic themes
  • moral behavior
  • classical stories, appearance, and settings
  • logic and reason.

D) Style:

  • subdued palette
  • smooth and imperceptible brushwork
  • simple, clean lines
  • rebirth of Classicism

E) Context

  • Revolutions in France and America
  • Reaction against frivolity and emotion of Baroque and Rococo
  • Enlightenment

F) PAINTERS

  1. JACQUES- LOUIS DAVID

2. ANTON RAPHAEL MENGS

3. DOMINIQUE INGRES

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