Classical art

Focused on simplicity and symmetry—principles valued by classical artists, Neoclassicism was an antidote to Rococo and Baroque excess. Neoclassicists painted everything from ancient myths to…


The Column of Trajan, attributed to the architect Apollodorus of Damascus, was completed in 113 A.D. and stands at 126 feet tall. Here is the history of this iconic Roman monument.

A new exhibition at the British Museum explores how the epic has been reshaped and reinterpreted over three millennia.