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The Greatest Works of Neoclassicist Artwork

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List of famous Neoclassicism artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Neoclassicism movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular Neoclassicism art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of Neoclassicism artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine Neoclassicism art. In the chance that pictures of these historic Neoclassicism works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information. 

The list you're viewing is made up of different pieces like The Coronation of Napoleon and The Return of Marcus Sextus. Featuring classical works from prominent neoclassical painters, this list has it all. 

If you want to know, "What is Neoclassicism art?" or "What are examples of Neoclassicism art?" then this list will answer your questions.
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    The Death of Marat is a painting by Jacques-Louis David of the murdered French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. It is one of the most famous images of the Revolution. David was the leading French painter, as well as a Montagnard and a member of the revolutionary Committee of General Security. The painting shows the radical journalist lying dead in his bath on 13 July 1793 after his murder by Charlotte Corday. Painted in the months after Marat's murder, it has been described by T. J. Clark as the first modernist painting, for "the way it took the stuff of politics as its material, and did not transmute it"....  more
    • Artist: Jacques-Louis David
    • Subject: Jean-Paul Marat
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Neoclassicism
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    "The Spring" (c. 1820-1856) is a painting by French artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres....  more
    • Artist: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Neoclassicism
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    Wounded Niobid

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    "Wounded Niobid" (1822) is a sculpture by Swiss-born French artist James Pradier....
    • Artist: James Pradier
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Neoclassicism
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    "Oedipus and the Sphinx" (c. 1808) is a painting by French artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres....  more
    • Artist: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
    • Subject: Oedipus
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Neoclassicism
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