What is American neoclassicism?

Neoclassicism occurred in America between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and was a return to the classical ideas of Greek, Roman, and other ancient civilizations. American neoclassical paintings included incredibly detailed accounts of history.

What are the 5 characteristics of Neoclassical?

Defining Characteristics of Neoclassicism

  • symmetry.
  • unemotional telling of events.
  • simplicity of line, form, and color.
  • balance of straight lines and geometric shapes.
  • use of science, mathematics, and natural law.
  • non-fantastical view of the surrounding world and events.