Key Dates: 1750-1880

A nineteenth century French art style and movement that originated as a reaction to the Baroque. It sought to revive the ideals of ancient Greek and Roman art. Neoclassic artists used classical forms to express their ideas about courage, sacrifice, and love of country. David and Canova are examples of neo-classicists.

Representative Artists:
Jacques-Louis David
Sir Henry Raeburn
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Thomas Gainsborough
Antonio Canova
Arnold Bocklin