It is believed that the history is the collection of chaotic moments of past life of human race; whereas the history of art collects the most beautiful moments the human race has seen till the day. We can have the proof of that concept when we look at the paintings done under the style of classicism.
When we think about classicism, we refer to the forms of literature and art, which were prevalent in Roman Empire and in the ancient
The artists who followed this movement of art (1600 to 1800 AD) had set a standard for the taste keeping their paintings circumscribed in formal and a little bit restrained within the periphery of the set rules. This had helped them maintain balance and unity in their artistic representations. The classicism was a guiding force, making the minds of medieval European artists more aesthetically activated.
Though the word 'Classicism' refers to the paintings done with the influence of Roman Empire and ancient Greece, it also refers to the art that passes the test of high excellency and noble artistic qualities depicted with a flair of conservatism. During these three centuries, the European arts have seen many other movements, but the taste of classicism had never subsided. Here are some of the master artists who have lived during this period of classicism and had contributed immensely, through their theories of art and artistic representations.
Nicolas Poussin : Painting Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Bouguereau, the painter of photo-realistic approach of painting, had created an idealizedgoddesses, nymphs, bathers, shepherdesses, and Madonnas by painting these characters on his canvases. His artistic insistance for the perfection in painting the contours of female body had generated a group of good clients in the wealthy people of nineteenth century France.