Classicism was expressed in all domains of art, from literature, theatre and music in their different manifestations, to the so-called "fine" or "major" visual arts (architecture, painting and sculpture) and the so-called "decorative" or "minor" ones (furniture, fashion).
It appeared together with Mannerism, which in turn gave way to Baroque and the latter to Rococo; it was renewed through Neoclassicism and attacked by Romanticism. It continued to be the dominant trend in Western arts and thought during the 18th and 19th centuries, in its institutionalized aspect in the academies (academicism), while during the 20th century both the art market and the institutional sphere ended up assuming the rupturism of the avant-garde.
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