Ch 15: Art of the Neoclassical Period

About This Chapter

This series of informative art history lessons and quizzes offers students a convenient way to study Neoclassical art and artists. The chapter can function as an effective homework help tool, test prep resource, tutoring solution or casual learning resource.

Art of the Neoclassical Period - Chapter Summary

Work through this chapter at your own pace to study the art of the Neoclassical period. The chapter contains short and fun lessons that examine the characteristics of Neoclassicism, as well as important painters, paintings, sculptors and sculptures from America, Britain, Italy and France. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you test your knowledge of the material. The chapter is available to study at any time of day or night, and you can reach out to our expert instructors if you have any questions. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the characteristics of Neoclassicism
  • Compare Romanticism and Neoclassicism
  • Identify important Neoclassical sculptors and sculptures from America
  • Describe Italian Neoclassical art and French Neoclassical sculpture
  • Recognize famous Neoclassical painters from American and Britain

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Art of the Neoclassical Period
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Neoclassicism: Definition & Characteristics

1. Neoclassicism: Definition & Characteristics

Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, art, and architecture have inspired people for centuries. In this lesson, learn the definition and characteristics of neoclassicism, including examples from art, architecture, literature, and music.

Neoclassicism vs. Romanticism

2. Neoclassicism vs. Romanticism

Neoclassicism and Romanticism were two very influential but very different movements in Western art. In this lesson, we'll explore both and see what ideals each one represented.

American Neoclassical Sculptors & Sculpture

3. American Neoclassical Sculptors & Sculpture

Who were some famous early American sculptors and what kind of work did they do? Why did many of them live in Italy? In this lesson, we'll explore American Neoclassic sculptors and their work.

Italian Neoclassical Art

4. Italian Neoclassical Art

Neoclassical art was popular around the Western world, but it had a special meaning in Italy. In this lesson, we'll examine Italian Neoclassical art and see how it developed.

British Neoclassical Painters

5. British Neoclassical Painters

The neoclassical period sounds boring, but it wasn't. It was a time of great archaeological discoveries. These new discoveries inspired painters everywhere to create scenes of ancient life. Britain was home to some of these artists.

American Neoclassical Paintings & Painters

6. American Neoclassical Paintings & Painters

Neoclassicism hit America with great fervor. The paintings of John Trumbull, Rembrandt Peale, John Vanderlyn, Sarah Miriam Peale, and Benjamin West are revered as some of the best American neoclassical paintings. In this lesson, we will discuss each painter and their works in brief.

French Neoclassical Sculpture

7. French Neoclassical Sculpture

Ancient Greek and Roman art have inspired generations of artists. When you look at sculpture, can you see the influence of this early art? Let's explore examples of French Neoclassic sculpture in this lesson.

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