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Classicism door in Olomouc, The Czech Republic
Classicism door in Olomouc, The Czech Republic
Teatr Wielki in Warsaw
Teatr Wielki in Warsaw
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Church La Madeleine in Paris

Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for classical antiquity, as setting standards for taste which the classicist seeks to emulate. The art of classicism typically seeks to be formal and restrained. It can also refer to the other periods of classicism. Download high resolution version (1263x2165, 337 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1263x2165, 337 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... town hall with astronomical clock Olomouc (German Olmütz, Polish Ołomuniec, Latin Eburum or Olomucium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links Warszawa_Teatr_Wielki. ... Image File history File links Warszawa_Teatr_Wielki. ... Warsaw (Polish: , (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 800px-La_Madeleine_Paris. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 800px-La_Madeleine_Paris. ... Église de la Madeleine, Paris Léglise de la Madeleine, or Léglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (or simply La Madeleine), is a church in the 8th arrondissement of Paris that was designed as a temple to the glory of Napoleons army. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... The Arts includes much of what is covered by the term Fine art (and some would generalize to Art) and also includes the Trivium and the Quadrivium. ... It has been suggested that Greco-Roman be merged into this article or section. ...


In the theatre

Classicism in the theatre was developed by 17th century French playwrights from what they judged to be the rules of Greek classical theatre, including Aristotle's Classical unities of time, place and action. It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Aristotle, marble copy of bronze by Lysippos, Louvre, Paris Aristotle (Ancient Greek: Aristotélēs 384 – March 7, 322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. ... ...

  • Unity of time referred to the need for the entire action of the play to take place in a fictional 24-hour period
  • Unity of place meant that the action should unfold in a single location
  • Unity of action meant that the play should be constructed around a single 'plot-line', such as a tragic love affair or a conflict between honour and duty.

Classicists did approve of Shakespeare, who constantly broke these rules. Alexander Hamilton defending his honour by obliging to duel Aaron Burr. ... Duty is a term loosely applied to any action (or course of action) which is regarded as morally incumbent, apart from personal likes and dislikes or any external compulsion. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Examples of classicist playwrights:

Victor Hugo was among the first French playwrights to break these conventions. okay! Pierre Corneille (June 6, 1606–October 1, 1684) was a French tragedian tragedian who was one of the three great 17th Century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. ... Jean Racine (December 22, 1639 – April 21, 1699) was a French dramatist, one of the big three of 17th century France (along with Molière and Corneille). ... Victor-Marie Hugo. ...


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