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 (vĭng′kəl-män′), Johann Joachim 1717-1768.
German archaeologist and art historian noted for his systematic study of Greek and Roman antiquities in The History of Ancient Art (1764).
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(German ˈvɪŋkəlman)
(Biography) Johann Joachim (joˈhan ˈjoːaxɪm). 1717–68, German archaeologist and art historian; one of the founders of neoclassicism
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(ˈvɪŋ kəlˌmɑn)

Johann Joachim, 1717–68, German archaeologist and art historian.
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Noun1.Winckelmann - German archaeologist and art historian said to be the father of archaeology (1717-1768)Winckelmann - German archaeologist and art historian said to be the father of archaeology (1717-1768)
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It was such love as Michelangelo had known, and Montaigne, and Winckelmann, and Shakespeare himself.
In this transitional space, Kauffman developed innovative depictions of femininity and masculinity, as seen in her sensitive portraits of Garrick, Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1764), and Reynolds (1767).
Eliot, O'Neill, Bartho Smit, Winckelmann, Nietzsche, Racine, Henriette Grove and Theo Wassenaar.
Winckelmann, whose influential 1755 treatise Reflections on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and Sculpture famously identified noble simplicity and quiet grandeur (edle Einfalt und stille Grosse) as the distinctive quality of Greek art.
This quality is exacerbated for the modern reader who is not intimately familiar with Lessing, Winckelmann, Horace, Homer and others, and thus has to keep flipping back to the Editor's Notes to make sense of what Herder is going on about.
(31) However, it is the 'new awareness of Greek classicism', sometimes termed 'Hellenism', that emerged in the mid-eighteenth century, prompted by such works as Johann Joachim Winckelmann's Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums (1764) and its codification of same-sex love expressed through the viewer's engagement with the sculptural body, that motivated late-Victorian writers such as Swinburne, Pater, and Wilde to explore its potential in their work.
Hemans' commitment to refined structure enters The Restoration as an explicit subject in her discussion of the Laocoon, and she engages specifically with Winckelmann's landmark essay on the statue.
Winckelmann and extending through a recounting of the intellectual pedigrees of every contributor.