eclecticism

eclecticism ĭklĕk´tĭsĭz˝əm [key], art style in which features are borrowed from various styles. It was once applied to the Carracci , who incorporated elements from the Renaissance and classical traditions. Among the most influential advocates of eclecticism were Sir Joshua Reynolds and John Ruskin .

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