A genre of painting which became popular between the 1750s-1850s. It was intended to reflect the classic style
and roman art and is known for historical settings, muted colors, and still
figures. In general, the subjects look as though they were in the middle of something and completely forgot
what it was.
Girl 1: Is The Death of Socrates by David neoclassical?
Girl 2: I would say yes, due to its historical setting, muted
colors, and the fact that everyone looks like they have no idea where
the fricking frack they are.