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Classicising

This broad term is used for art of any period which attempts to reintroduce some of the features of ancient Greco-Roman art and architecture, such as antique subject matter or motifs (also characterised by the Italian term all'antica, 'in the ancient mode').

More abstract features might also be described as classicising: enclosed forms, an emphasis on horizontal and vertical accents, a sense of balance and repose.

 
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