Classical art was considered respectable and important, and countless artists began to mimic it in their own works. People were also captivated by the ancient ideas of the Roman Empire, and looked towards them as idealistic for their own lives (Cunningham-Reich, 231-232). Neo-Classical art was something new for artists, and they were excited to change from the Baroque and Rococo styles of the past (Cunningham-Reich, 233). Neo-Classical art was much less extravagant and not so serious. Colors were more vivid and the overall tone was much lighter. Neo-Classical art represented the Eighteenth Century and its lifestyle.
Following the Neo-Classical style, romantic art depicted the turn of the century. Painters of the time were more interested in portraying emotions and feelings in their artworks. Art became much more