Neoclassic - Pictures & Images of Neoclassic buildings { 49 images } Created 20 Jan 2012

Pictures & images of Neoclassic buildings in Europe. Neoclassical architecture was an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century. In its purest form it is a style principally derived from the architecture of Classical Greece and the architecture of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. In form, Neoclassical architecture emphasises the wall rather than chiaroscuro and maintains separate identities to each of its parts. Intellectually Neoclassicism was symptomatic of a desire to return to the perceived "purity" of the arts of Rome, to the more vague perception ("ideal") of Ancient Greek arts and, to a lesser extent, 16th-century Renaissance Classicism, which was also a source for academic Late Baroque architecture. Though neoclassical architecture employs the same classical vocabulary as Late Baroque architecture, it tends to emphasise its planar qualities, rather than sculptural volumes. Projections and recessions and their effects of light and shade are more flat; sculptural bas-reliefs are flatter and tend to be framed in friezes, tablets or panels. Its clearly articulated individual features are isolated rather than interpenetrating, autonomous and complete in themselves.
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