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Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for a classical period, classical antiquity in the Western tradition, as setting standards for taste which the classicists seek to emulate. The art of classicism typically seeks to be formal and restrained: of the Discobolus Sir Kenneth Clark observed, "if we object to his restraint and compression we are simply objecting to the classicism of classic art. A violent emphasis or a sudden acceleration of rhythmic movement would have destroyed those qualities of balance and completeness through which it retained until the present century its position of authority in the restricted repertoire of visual images."[1] Classicism, as Clark noted, implies a canon of widely accepted ideal forms, whether in the Western canon that he was examining in The Nude (1956), or the literary Chinese classics or Chinese art, where the revival of classic styles is also a recurring feature.

Classicism is a force which is often present in post-medieval European and European influenced traditions; however, some periods felt themselves more connected to the classical ideals than others, particularly the Age of Enlightenment,[2] when Neoclassicism was an important movement in the visual arts.

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Classicism art
The Empire of Flora, Nicolas Poussin Image
€228.90

The Empire of Flora, Nicolas Poussin
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A Summer Night, Albert Joseph Moore Image
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A Summer Night, Albert Joseph Moore
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The Birth of Venus, Nicolas Poussin Image
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The Birth of Venus, Nicolas Poussin
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