Comparing Art Movements with the Tenets Neo-Classicism “Art is a bit of nature seen through a temperament.” This statement applies to not only Neo-Classicism but many if not all Western art movements. Art movements seen during the era 1780 to 1890 reflect this. Here the tenets Neo-Classicism that support the quote above will be compared to other art movements of the same general historical period. Neo Classical art revealed man’s natural desire for truth and nobility in a Europe uncertain with upheaval and transformation. Neo-Classicism supports the quote insofar as looking back to the grandeur of Rome and Greece was no doubt a more attractive reflection of European aesthetic appetite as the Industrial Revolution was transforming many...The end:
.....eenth century seemed to bounce around general fields of thought, coming upon different synthesizes as the painters orchestrated a context from which to form a perspective. The Neo Classical temperament sought to reclaim the dignity of civilization, as the natural state of man. The Romantic temperament embraced the chaos within the human spirit because of the wars and turbulence of the 19th century. The Pre Raphaelite temperament wanted to bring into focus the intimate and the naturalistic. Symbolist temperament celebrated the large themes of European history. These artists made an enormous impact on the history of art and are a testament to the uniqueness of the painting tradition that kept splintering and thus creating more ways of seeing.