|DAY 93||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
How enlightening! With rational reserve and a sense of nationalistic duty, the Neoclassicists ushered in a new era in art.
WHEN & WHERE
c. 1750–1850France, England, USA
The Age of Enlightenment brought forth new ideas that espoused the old: reason, liberty, and sacrifice. Looking back on Classical Greece and Rome, Neoclassical artists and philosophers prized reason and simplicity over the extravagance of the Baroque and Rococo eras. Austerity over ostentation. This was a time of three revolutions: the French, American, and Industrial. A middle class was being born and now ...