"If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficent reason
for living." Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ECLECTIC STYLE






Eclecticism is a kind of mixed style in the fine arts: "the borrowing of a variety of styles from different sources and combining them" (Hume 1998). Significantly, Eclecticism hardly ever constituted a specific style in art: it is characterized by the fact that it was not a particular style. In general, the term describes the combination in a single work of a variety of influences — mainly of elements from different historical styles in architecture, painting, and the graphic and decorative arts.

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