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OTHER WORDS FROM classicismclas·si·cis·tic [klas-uh-sis-tik], /ˌklæs əˈsɪs tɪk/, adjectivean·ti·clas·si·cal·ism, nounan·ti·clas·si·cism, noun
Words nearby classicism
Example sentences from the Web for classicism
The spirit of classicism was in the air in the days of Wedgwood.Chats on Old Earthenware|Arthur Hayden
Despite his erudition, and even what may be called his Ronsardising, he does not aim at the new severity and classicism.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
He is valuable as an honest, genial artist, a many-sided and sure-footed man of talent, somewhat inclined to Classicism.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
Epic poetry was held in the highest esteem during the Renaissance and indeed throughout the period of classicism.A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance|Joel Elias Spingarn
But it is not because of the classicism achieved by the pathos of distance that Chopin's special case makes an appeal.Unicorns|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for classicism
- 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
Cultural definitions for classicism
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.