Related formsclas·si·cis·tic [klas-uh-sis-tik] /ˌklæs əˈsɪs tɪk/, adjectivean·ti·clas·si·cal·ism, nounan·ti·clas·si·cism, noun
Examples from the Web for classicalism
The United States, you imagine, would of all nations be the freest from classicalism.
The psychological descent into classicalism is always a strong possibility.
Flaxman, to his credit, in spite of his classicalism, was one of the first to draw attention 32to the work.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells|Percy Dearmer
British Dictionary definitions for classicalism
- a Greek or Latin form or expression
- an expression in a modern language, such as English, that is modelled on a Greek or Latin form
Culture definitions for classicalism
An approach to aesthetics that favors restraint, rationality, and the use of strict forms in literature, painting, architecture, and other arts. It flourished in ancient Greece and Rome, and throughout Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Classicists often derived their models from the ancient Greeks and Romans.