• Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo- Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. These movements were in effect at various times between the 18th and 21st centuries.
The movement was inspired by thediscovery of ancient Italian artifacts atthe ruins of and .
• Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (29 August 1780 – 14 January 1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself to be a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingress portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy.
1. Historicism refers to artisticstyles that draw their inspirationfrom copying historic styles orartisans.
2. Genre works, also called genre scenes or genre views, are pictorial representations in any of various media that represent scenes or events from everyday life, such as markets, domestic settings, interiors, parties, inn scenes, and street scenes.
• Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (March 21, 1736 – November 18, 1806) was one of the earliest exponents of French Neoclassical architecture. He used his knowledge of architectural theory to design not only in domestic architecture but town planning; as a consequence of his visionary plan for the Ideal City of Chaux, he became known as a utopian
• it tends to emphasize its planar qualities, rather than sculptural volumes• projections and recessions and their effects of light and shade are flatter• sculptural bas-reliefs are flatter and tend to be enframed in friezes, tablets or panels