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Classicism, a movement in art, based on antique and Renaissance heritage. It lasted roughly from 1600 until 1800. As a movement classicism looked back to the arts of the classic period (pagan Greece and Rome) and sought inspiration there.[1]

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Nicolas Poussin, The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus.


  1. Art History Database