Neo-Greek


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Ne`o-Greek´


n.1.A member of a body of French painters (F. les néo-Grecs) of the middle 19th century. The term is rather one applied by outsiders to certain artists of grave and refined style, such as Hamon and Aubert, than a name adopted by the artists themselves.
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Monkwearmouth Station in Sunderland was built in neo-Greek style in 1848 for railway magnate and local MP George Hudson.
After years of wrangling over funding, Joseph Hansom's magnificent neo-Greek temple finally achieved the financial nod, and restoration work began.
In 1889 Guimet's collection was transferred to Paris, into Charles Terrier's neo-Greek building.
On the other hand, heroic terminology and (particularly neo-Greek terms) looking ahead to the poetry of his Laudi, and especially of Alcyone, occur only in the later version: despota (his 'daemon'), amphilaphes, alcedine, aragna, coo (from 'Cos').
Robert Smirke's neo-Greek original museum building (1823-1847) contained a fine large central courtyard, each face of which had a portico.