Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Episode 92: Classical Revivals in Art and Architecture

In today's podcast Lauren and Alisha talk about Classical Revivals in Art and Architecture. 

Some of the main characteristics of classical revivals are, the revival of Humanism in philosophical thinkers, interest in classical themes in art work, like Greek and Roman mythological and historical drama, and usually a political background, like Napoleon and the Napoleonic wars.

Italian Renaissance

Donatello, David, 1430-40

Raphael, School of Athens, 1509
Andrea Palladio, "La Rotonda", Villa Almerico Capra
British Neoclassical revival

Reynolds, Portrait of Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse, 1789
Stourhead Estate, Wiltshire, UK

Pantheon, Stourhead, Wiltshire, UK

Temple of Apollo, Stourhead, Wiltshire, UK

French Neoclassical

David, The Sabine Women, 1796-99

Classical Revival in America

Thomas Jefferson, The Monticello, 1772, Charlottesville, Virginia

Back to Italy

Canova, Psyche Revived by the Kiss of Love, 1793

Thanks for joining us today. We hope you enjoyed this episode on Classical Revivals. Next week Julia and Carrie will be discussing Abstract Expressionism! See you next Wednesday!

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