In the broadest artistic sense, art based on the study of classical models, art that emphasizes qualities considered to be characteristically Greek and Roman in style and spirit, i.e. reason, objectivity, discipline, restraint, order, harmony. Often contrasted with Romanticism.Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br> Referring to the principles of Greek and Roman art of antiquity with the emphasis on harmony, proportion, balance, and simplicity. In a general sense, it refers to art based on accepted standards of beauty.