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Age of Exploration

Neoclassicism
Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.

Neoclassicism, Age of Exploration
The Origin of the Milky Way, Tintoretto

The Origin of the Milky Way

Tintoretto, 1575
Rachel Wriothesley, Countess of Southampton as Fortune, Anthony van Dyck

Rachel Wriothesley, Countess of Southampton as Fortune

Anthony van Dyck, 1630
The Triumph of Henry IV, Peter Paul Rubens

The Triumph of Henry IV

Peter Paul Rubens, 1627-1631
An Allegory of Fame, Elisabetta Sirani

An Allegory of Fame

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657
An Allegory of Virtue, Elisabetta Sirani

An Allegory of Virtue

Elisabetta Sirani, 1657
Arch of Titus, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Arch of Titus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1748
Architecture, Perspectives, Grotesques, Antiquities, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Architecture, Perspectives, Grotesques, Antiquities

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1749
The Grand Piazza, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

The Grand Piazza

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1750
The Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1755
Appian Way, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Appian Way

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756
Elevation and Plan of Theater of Marcellus, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Elevation and Plan of Theater of Marcellus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756
Plan of a Tomb on the Appian Way in Vigna Buonamici, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Plan of a Tomb on the Appian Way in Vigna Buonamici

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756
Plan of Rome, from Le Antichità Romane, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Plan of Rome, from Le Antichità Romane

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756
Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1761
The Man on the Rack, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

The Man on the Rack

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1761
Ponte Molle, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Ponte Molle

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1762
Portrait of John Apthorp and His Daughters, Angelica Kauffmann

Portrait of John Apthorp and His Daughters

Angelica Kauffmann, 1764
Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de' Romani, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de' Romani

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1765
Temple of Bacchus, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Temple of Bacchus

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1767
Hadrian's Villa, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Hadrian's Villa

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1768
Interior Views of Rome, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Interior Views of Rome

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1768
Caffè degli Inglesi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Caffè degli Inglesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769
Chimneypiece in Greek Style, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Chimneypiece in Greek Style

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769
Chimneypiece: Frieze of Trophies and Winged Victories, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Chimneypiece: Frieze of Trophies and Winged Victories

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769
Portrait of Marie-Joséphine Buron, Jacques-Louis David

Portrait of Marie-Joséphine Buron

Jacques-Louis David, 1769
Waterfalls at Tivoli, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Waterfalls at Tivoli

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1769
Portrait of Philip Tisdall with his Wife and Family, Angelica Kauffmann

Portrait of Philip Tisdall with his Wife and Family

Angelica Kauffmann, 1770
The Family of The Earl of Gower, Angelica Kauffmann

The Family of The Earl of Gower

Angelica Kauffmann, 1772
Etienne Vigée (The Artist's Brother), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Etienne Vigée (The Artist's Brother)

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1773
Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus, Angelica Kauffmann

Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Angelica Kauffmann, 1774
Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease, Jacques-Louis David

Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease

Jacques-Louis David, 1774
A Young Woman of Frascati, Jacques-Louis David

A Young Woman of Frascati

Jacques-Louis David, 1775
Aqueduct of Nero, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Aqueduct of Nero

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1775
Self Portrait, Angelica Kauffmann

Self Portrait

Angelica Kauffmann, 1770-1775
View of St. Peter's and the Piazza, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

View of St. Peter's and the Piazza

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1775
Hadrian's Villa: The Piazza d'Oro, Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Hadrian's Villa: The Piazza d'Oro

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1776

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

The Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson, 1776
Female Allegory, Angelica Kauffmann

Female Allegory

Angelica Kauffmann, 1780
Self-portrait in a Straw Hat, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1782
Ferdinand IV King of Naples and his Family, Angelica Kauffmann

Ferdinand IV King of Naples and his Family

Angelica Kauffmann, 1782-1783
Marie-Antoinette with the Rose, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1783
Self-Portrait, Yawning, Joseph Ducreux

Self-Portrait, Yawning

Joseph Ducreux, 1783
Portrait of Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski, Angelica Kauffmann

Portrait of Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski

Angelica Kauffmann, 1786
The Death of Socrates, Jacques-Louis David

The Death of Socrates

Jacques-Louis David, 1787
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze., Jacques-Louis David

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze.

Jacques-Louis David, 1788
The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons, Jacques-Louis David

The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

Jacques-Louis David, 1789
Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1790
Aqueduct of Noain, Neoclassicism

Aqueduct of Noain

Ventura Rodriguez, 1783-1790
Le Discret, Joseph Ducreux

Le Discret

Joseph Ducreux, 1791
Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird, Joseph Ducreux

Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird

Joseph Ducreux, 1791
Next Movement
Romanticism, Industrial Revolution

Romanticism

Artistic revolt against the Age of Enlightenment

1800-1860

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