A Little Art History

This marble of a Roman woman from 100 AD is displayed at the DIA as an example of the Greek and Roman influence on European art in the 18th and early 19th centuries.  By that time, the Baroque and Rococo had worn thin.  A more idealistic and refined interpretation of the Classical era, vis-a-vis the Renaissance, was desired – giving rise to Neo-Classicalism in painting, sculpture, architecture and the decorative arts.


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