Art Movement: Neoclassicism is the name given to quite distinct movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that draw upon Western classical art and culture (usually that of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome). These movements were dominant during the mid-18th to the end of the 19th century
Date: mid-18th to late 19th century
Artists: Robert Smirke, Robert Adam, Antonio Canova, Jean-Atoine Houdon, Bertel Thorvaldsen, J.A.D. Ingres, Jacques-Louis David, and Anton Raphael Mengs
The Art Project Ideas:
- Design A Neoclassical Paper Theater (Visit the Coleccion Lucia Contreras Flores Teatros De Papel on the internet.)
- Paint Small Ceramic Tiles with Neoclassical Designs (Visit The History of Ornament: Design in the Decorative Arts page)
- Paint a Marquetry Box Design with Neoclassical Ornaments (Visit the Museum of Learning to read about Wood Inlay History
Enhance The Experience:
- Visit a local historical home influenced by neo-classical design.
- Send students on a "photo scavenger hunt." Students can photograph or film architectural elements in their environment that are influenced by Greek and Roman classic designs.
- Collect interesting articles about Neo-classical design for students to read.
Links To Art Lessons About Neo-Classical Design: