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Over 700 Paintings by over 100 Artists. Neoclassicism was an art movement of an ideal. It was familiar with it's own canon but did not repeat it in lifeless reproductions, iinstead synthesizing the tradition anew in each work, applying it to new interpretations of often ancient archetypes. Neoclassicism appears to be a natural recurring expression of cultures at certain moments in thier development, confident of thier own rich traditions and feeling the need to regain something that is feared to be slipping away. The origins of Academic Art, which gained great popularity during the mid to late 1800s, refers to the work influenced by the standards of the French Academie des Beaux Arts, from which the movement obtained it's name, in the attempt to synthesize together both the styles of the preceding, and sometimes conflicting, Neoclassicism and Romanticism movements. A battle of styles known as the Poussiniste Rubiniste debate had been long standing as to whether line and form should dominate art due to their appeal to the intellect, or that spirited application techniques and more importantly color should dominate because of their appeal to emotion. This movement considered already existing idealized mythological, literary, religious, and allegorical subjects as fertile soil, and it assimilated the philosophical idea that history itself could be considered as a collection of allegorical plays and a dialect of competing ideas which had eventually resolved in a synthesis. Artists in this collection include David, Ingres, Gerard, Gerome, Girodet Trioson, Guerin, Prudhon, Weeks, Alma Tadema, Leighton, Godward, Moore, Bouguereau, Tissot, Cabanel , and more. Turn your computer into a digital picture frame of famous masterpieces by history's greatest artists. Like strolling through the great art museums and art galleries of the world. Add these screensavers to your computer desktop collection of themes, wallpapers, backgrounds and icons.