neoclassicism neoclassicism

Definition(s):

  • (n) revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation

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Usage(s):

  1. It's true that in those same years neoclassicism was also the chosen style for government buildings all over Washington.
  2. And a debased 18th century neoclassicism, in fact, has long been the universal language of political power from Leningrad to Parisand even Washington.
  3. But De Chirico himself long ago abandoned surrealism for candy-box neoclassicism.

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  • "I can say guardedly we have a vast repertoire in terms of style," Villella says. "There's not just the 19th century base that influences so much ballet. There's the neoclassicism of Balanchine and the mix of modern, jazz, ballet and ethnic...
    on Oct 2, 2009 By: Edward Villella Source: Chicago Tribune

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