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Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism

What were the driving forces behind the three stylistic movements in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? What ideas and inspiration do we find behind Neoclassicism? What qualities were emphasized by the Romantic style? What were the artists of the Realist movement responding to in their works?

Next, choose one work of art in any form (painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, or dance) from either Neoclassicism, Romanticism, or Realism.

What are the specific qualities and elements of your chosen piece that are characteristic or typical of its particular style movement?

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As you briefly respond to the driving forces behind the three stylistic movements in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, first, I regard Neoclassicism's underlying ideas and inspirations as originating from a strong emphasis on classical antiquity and the overall development of taste. Scholars cite how "The Neoclassical style arose from such first-hand observation and reproduction of antique works and came to dominate European architecture, painting, sculpture, ...

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200 words of notes and comparisons briefly discuss art among the following genres: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, or Realism.

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