But we must go to his letters to find proof positive of his sympathy with the breaking away from classicism.
It begins with some observations on Romanticism and classicism.
The only point in question was, how to avoid the one-sidedness of classicism.
That Christian expression and classicism were incompatible, he never believed.
To-day, perhaps, a return to classicism is perceptible in his poetry.
The spirit of classicism was in the air in the days of Wedgwood.
His “Decadence” was the work of a decadent, a decadent of classicism.
He received the highest eulogy known to the classicism of the time.
Their subject-matter is bucolic or amatory, and, if devotional, their classicism deprives it of the accent of piety.
The grace of his pictures is modern; their classicism is a disguise.
An approach to aesthetics that favors restraint, rationality, and the use of strict forms in literature, painting, architecture, and other arts. It flourished in ancient Greece and Rome, and throughout Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Classicists often derived their models from the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Note: Classicism is sometimes considered the opposite of romanticism.