Importance of Neoclassicism

Throughout history, man as a cultural being and who is related in society , carried out different currents that crossed the cultural, but also have a close relationship with thought and ultimately, with the way of living and understand social relations in a certain historical period. An example of this was neoclacisism , it emerged in the light of the current of the Enlightenment , which prevailed for several centuries, until the outbreak of the French Revolution .

The Enlightenment as a historical era was related to what was called “Enlightenment” , emerged and developed in countries such as England and France mainly, had its mark as a current of thought, crossing different areas of society, from culture, politics , art and finally, configuring in its entirety the ways of living and of relating people to each other. From that name given, it is that the centuries covered by the predominance of Enlightenment are known as the Age of Enlightenment .

The main support of the Enlightenment thought was to propose that, from reason, and from the impulse of it as a way of living to understand the world, the environment that surrounds man, one could also find a solution to some of the ills that in At that time they were considered more urgent to solve as the case of poverty or ignorance.

Neoclacisism , which encompassed the cultural sphere of the Enlightenment, then forms part of this current of thought . As a “new” (neo) stage of clacisism in Greece and Rome, the entire artistic and cultural legacy that these civilizations had left was revalued. The architecture, for example, was characterized by imposing and majestic buildings, whose main characteristics were the inclusion of large Greek-style columns and spacious interior corridors.

Portraits and representations of the human body – generally naked – are also characteristic of this period , as well as what we know today as “classical music”, from which the musicians of the Enlightenment era sought to compose harmonic melodies. and soft in sounds. Also, at this time great thinkers emerged who established the bases for thinking about social relations such as Voltaire, Rosseau or Monstesquieu , authors of works that until today were considered key, since from them you can understand and know what The society of the Enlightenment era was organized politically, socially and culturally.

 

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