Roman Inspiration in Neoclassical Painting, Sculpture & Architecture


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What defined the Neoclassical movement?

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1. What makes Angelica Kauffmann's 'Mother of the Gracchi' an example of Neoclassical painting?

2. Which of these was a noted Neoclassical sculptor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Neoclassicism was an important movement in the arts and architecture in the 18th Century. You can test your understanding of the Roman influences on this artistic movement with theses assessment questions. The questions will go over points such as notable Neoclassical artists and variations in the form across different countries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The characteristics of Neoclassicism
  • Why specific works of art are examples of Neoclassical art
  • Notable Neoclassical sculptures
  • The qualities of Jean Antoine Houdon's Neoclassical busts
  • The differences between American and French Neoclassical architecture

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the Roman influences on Neoclassical art by answer the assessment questions on the topic
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the characteristics of Neoclassical art and architecture and how they drew influence from ancient Roman art
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify some key figures in Neoclassical art, the characteristics of their works, and and the ways they were influenced by art from Ancient Rome

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this subject with the associated lesson called Roman Inspiration in Neoclassical Painting, Sculpture & Architecture. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of Neoclassical art
  • The influence of Roman art
  • Neoclassical sculpture
  • Neoclassical architecture