Classicism
(An artistic movement)

This movement is a subcategory of Baroque

Dates: 1610-1700

Italian and French movement which aimed to counter the eccentricity of Baroque by painting ordered and refined scenes.

1. The Bolognese School

The Guardian Angel by Franceschini


2. Poussin and the "Atticism"


Allegory of Music by La Hyre, The Muses Melpomene, Erato and Polyhymnia by Le Sueur.


3. The French Academy


People associated with this movement
Francesco AlbaniItalian, 1578-1660159 artworks
Lubin BauginFrench, 1612-16638 artworks
Bon BoullogneFrench, 1649-171717 artworks
Louis de Boullogne the YoungerFrench, 1654-173344 artworks
Philippe de ChampaigneFrench, 1602-167427 artworks
Carlo CignaniItalian, 1628-17196 artworks
Claude Lorrain (Gellée)French, 1600-1682127 artworks
Nicolas ColombelFrench, 1644-171720 artworks
Antoine Coypel IIFrench, 1661-172279 artworks
Noël Coypel IFrench, 1628-170754 artworks
Antoine CoysevoxFrench, 1640-172028 artworks
Domenico ZampieriItalian, 1581-164124 artworks
Michel DorignyFrench, 1617-16632 artworks
Charles-Alphonse DufresnoyFrench, 1611-166818 artworks
Marcantonio FranceschiniItalian, 1648-1729114 artworks
Benedetto Gennari the YoungerItalian, 1633-17153 artworks
René-Antoine HouasseFrench, 1645-171040 artworks
Laurent de La HyreFrench, 1606-165684 artworks
Charles Le BrunFrench, 1619-1690161 artworks
Pierre Ledart IIIFrench, 1628-16981 artwork
Jean LemaireFrench, 1597-165921 artworks
Eustache Le SueurFrench, 1617-1655113 artworks
Carlo MarattaItalian, 1625-17138 artworks
Henri MauperchéFrench, 1602-168616 artworks
Nicolas MignardFrench, 1606-16683 artworks
Pierre MignardFrench, 1612-169570 artworks
Marc NattierFrench, 1642-17051 artwork
Pierre Patel the ElderFrench, 1605-16762 artworks
Nicolas PoussinFrench, 1594-1665171 artworks
Guido ReniItalian, 1575-164244 artworks
Hyacinthe RigaudFrench, 1659-174387 artworks
Giovanni Salvi da SassoferratoItalian, 1609-16856 artworks
Top 10 museums with Classicist art
Musée du Louvre - ParisFrance (Paris)260 artworks
Château de VersaillesFrance (Versailles, Greater Paris)164 artworks
National Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)45 artworks
Hermitage Museum - St-PetersburgRussian Federation (St. Petersburg)40 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)39 artworks
Museo del Prado - MadridSpain (Madrid)31 artworks
Musée Fabre - MontpellierFrance (Montpellier)23 artworks
Dulwich Picture Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)19 artworks
Musee Condé - ChantillyFrance (Chantilly)15 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DCUnited States (Washington)15 artworks
Important dates
Founding date:  1610

End date:  1700