Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Antique - Art Definition



When an object, subject or artwork is described as antique, especially with regard to an art historical context, it relates to the classical world of antiquity. When looking specifically at Europe and Asia-minor a work from antiquity, an antique, comes from/emanates from the Greco-Roman civilization. Antique artworks, architecture, literature and remnants of ancient cultures were often used by later Renaissance painters as a source for inspiration during the classical rebirth - which was the Renaissance.

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