Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Antiquity - Definition



Antiquity is a term used to describe the history and culture of a period of Western civilization - the epoch of the ancients. Particularly relating to Greco-Roman art and culture; prior to the decline of both civilizations.

Literary sources, art, sculpture and architecture were used and valued by the Renaissance masters as a source of inspiration for their work, as they believed all'antica art and architecture to be the ideal. Art which should be aspired towards and revered.

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