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THE AGE OF CLASSICISM
What then is a Classic? 
A Classic is a work of high authority. It could mean 
a literary work belonging to ancient Greece...
The Classic Age 
CLASSICISM 
 is a body of doctrine thought to be derived from or 
to reflect the qualities of ancient Gr...
The Renaissance 
The first major revival of classicism 
”Cosimo de' Medici” gathered a circle of 
humanists who collected,...
• The classicism of the Renaissance led 
formation of schools of art and music. 
• The Renaissance also explicitly returne...
• Italy writers affected by the revival of 
classical conventions included Francis 
Bacon and Ben Jonson in England and 
P...
PLAYWRITES 
• Major English 
Renaissance authors 
• William Shakespeare an 
English poet and 
playwright, widely 
regarded...
• BEN JONSON 
contemporary of William 
Shakespeare, he is best 
known for his satirical 
plays, particularly Volpone, 
The...
• Christopher Marlowe) was 
an English dramatist, poet 
and translator of the 
Elizabethan era. Marlowe 
was the foremost ...
• William Wycherley an 
English dramatist of the 
Restoration period, best 
known for the plays The 
Country Wife and The ...
Edmund Spenser poet best 
known for The Faerie Queene, an 
epic poem and fantastical allegory 
celebrating the Tudor dynas...
In the theatre 
• Classicism in the theatre was developed 
by 17th century French playwrights from 
what they judged to be...
monalisa Last supper
david pieta
They believe that nature in 
universe was imitation or 
mimesis. 
Art is dangerous because when 
human being see or hear a...
• Shakespeare's King Lear is considered a 
classic of English literature and The 
Scarlet Letter in American literature.
• The influence of these French rules on playwrights 
in other nations is debatable. In the English 
theatre, 
• Restorati...
In architecture 
• Classicism in architecture developed during 
the Italian Renaissance, notably in the 
writings and desi...
England’s most significant 
contribution the arts in the 17th 
and .
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
• The 20th Century 
• In early 20th-century Europe and the United 
States there was a renewed interest in Greek 
literatur...
• Prepared by: 
• MANILYN 
CABAYAO 
•ANGEL 
PALABRICA
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  1. 1. THE AGE OF CLASSICISM
  2. 2. What then is a Classic? A Classic is a work of high authority. It could mean a literary work belonging to ancient Greece or Rome or a writer or his/her work that is of such high quality/merit — that, it is acknowledged as excellent. The influence of classicism was strong in France in the 17th and the 18th centuries, but its influence was also felt very strongly in England at that time.
  3. 3. The Classic Age CLASSICISM  is a body of doctrine thought to be derived from or to reflect the qualities of ancient Greek and Roman culture,.  the term refers to the admiration and imitation of Greek and Roman literature, art, and architecture.  refers to the styles, rules, conventions and modes of the classical authors, and their influence on the works of later authors
  4. 4. The Renaissance The first major revival of classicism ”Cosimo de' Medici” gathered a circle of humanists who collected, studied, expounded, and imitated the classics. The Greek and Roman orders of architecture were also revived during the Renaissance and applied to ecclesiastical designs.
  5. 5. • The classicism of the Renaissance led formation of schools of art and music. • The Renaissance also explicitly returned to architectural models and techniques associated with Greek and Roman antiquity, including the golden rectangle as a key proportion for buildings, the classical orders of columns, as well as a host of ornament and detail associated with Greek and Roman architecture.
  6. 6. • Italy writers affected by the revival of classical conventions included Francis Bacon and Ben Jonson in England and Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine in France. • Renaissance painters and sculptors whose works reflect the classical influence include Andrea Mantegna, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
  7. 7. PLAYWRITES • Major English Renaissance authors • William Shakespeare an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[1] He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon"
  8. 8. • BEN JONSON contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best,and his lyric poem
  9. 9. • Christopher Marlowe) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day
  10. 10. • William Wycherley an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for the plays The Country Wife and The Plain Dealer.
  11. 11. Edmund Spenser poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and is considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
  12. 12. In the theatre • Classicism in the theatre was developed by 17th century French playwrights from what they judged to be the rules of Greek classical theatre, including the "Classical unities" of time, place and action, found in the Poetics of Aristotle.
  13. 13. monalisa Last supper
  14. 14. david pieta
  15. 15. They believe that nature in universe was imitation or mimesis. Art is dangerous because when human being see or hear art , they want to imitate it.
  16. 16. • Shakespeare's King Lear is considered a classic of English literature and The Scarlet Letter in American literature.
  17. 17. • The influence of these French rules on playwrights in other nations is debatable. In the English theatre, • Restoration playwrights such as William Wycherly and William Congreve would have been familiar with them. • William Shakespeare and his contemporaries did not follow this Classicist philosophy, in particular since they were not French and also because they wrote several decades prior to their establishment. • Those of Shakespeare's plays that seem to display the unities, such as The Tempest, probably indicate a familiarity with actual models from classical antiquity.
  18. 18. In architecture • Classicism in architecture developed during the Italian Renaissance, notably in the writings and designs of Leon Battista Alberti and the work of Filippo Brunelleschi. • Church architecture essentially continued in a late Gothic style until the Reformation, and then stopped almost completely, although church monuments, screens and other fittings often had classical styles from about the mid-century. The few new church buildings were usually still Gothic in style
  19. 19. England’s most significant contribution the arts in the 17th and .
  20. 20. BUCKINGHAM PALACE
  21. 21. • The 20th Century • In early 20th-century Europe and the United States there was a renewed interest in Greek literature, and classical models were somewhat revived, as in the work of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. • Abstracted classical elements can be found in the paintings of Paul C¨¦zanne and Pablo Picasso, and in the architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. A more overt classicism has found renewed acceptance among many postmodern architects in recent years. Spearheading the 20th-century neoclassical revival in music
  22. 22. • Prepared by: • MANILYN CABAYAO •ANGEL PALABRICA

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