Compare And Contrast Classic, Classical And Classicism

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Classic, classical, and classicism are all words that describe the historical period, quality of a literature, music or artistic style associated with the appealing achievements of Greco-Roman civilization. Classical art is based on the aesthetic and philosophical principles established by Greco-Roman civilization.
Classic art generally refers to a high regard for classical antiquity. Discobolus Sir Kenneth Clark said “classicism (or the classical era) portrays widely accepted ideal forms of art in various ways” (Clark, 1956, p.146). In the classical period there was a revolution in Greek sculptures (related with the introduction of democracy).
Classic is simply any ancient imitation or use of the principles of ancient Greek and Roman classical
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Renaissance art “revived” the classical era in a better and enhanced version of new art. As mentioned earlier, the Renaissance literally means rebirth, and when historians say “rebirth” they are referring to the rebirth of the Classical era. And although the Classical era was brief, it was very graceful; and this graceful era was discontinued when Europe fell into the dark ages (resulting in medieval art). In the Medieval era due to the failed structure of the continent everything became very dark and gloomy; painters expressed what is now called a “gothic” mood which evidently led to Gothic Art. Gothic art was serious and presented little emotion, used few colors, stiff figures, and…show more content…
For example, Classical art depicted daily tasks while Renaissance art depicted both daily tasks and religious scenes (due to the fusing between classical and Christian traditions). Also as mentioned earlier, Classical art was mostly nude, whereas Renaissance art was nude and or clothed. So it is therefore a “revival” and enhanced version of the Classical era.
Renaissance Art is important because as a cultural movement it encompassed a revitalization of learning based on classical sources, development of linear perspective in paintings, and gradual but widespread educational reform.
Traditionally, the Renaissance is viewed as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era. One of the unique features of Renaissance art is its development of highly realistic linear perspective. Yet the most significant development of the era was not a specific discovery but rather a process for discovery, the scientific method. It influenced art, science, culture and religion. (The invention of the printing press allowed rapid transition of these new
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