The Classical Period and the Neoclassical Period in the Work of Da Vinci and Ingres

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A Comparison Analysis of the Classical Period and the Neoclassical Period in the Work of Leonardo Da Vinci and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
The Classical period is generally known to have begun in the 16th century with important painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci creating Grecian/Romanesque styled paintings. The theme of Grecian mythology and dramatic heroism is the primary content of this style that made a massive impression on the humanism that slowly becoming a part of renaissance art. This early construct in painting style reveals the impetus for painters to reach beyond the normal standards of two-dimensional medieval art, and begin to reveal the greater reliance on science and reasoning of ancient Greece to bring about a change in...
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.....ic approach to portraits, even though Ingres relies more heavily on realism to expand on Da Vinci’s approach to capturing human depth and emotion in a painting. In these ways, the Classical and Neoclassical offer very similar, yet differing approaches to reviving Greek and Roman ideals in painting history.
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