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David's workshop was the major art centre of the Western world, being filled of students from Europe and America. During the 1780s, he taught nearly all the painters of the third neoclassical generation, such as , , , , and , and including many women (for example, , , or ), who followed the earlier examples of and . Female artists mostly produced portraits and followed the hype of representing the sitter in Antique dress and interior, with many full-length portraits.

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An early Neoclassicist in sculpture was the Swede . was also, or mainly, a sculptor, mostly producing severely classical reliefs that are comparable in style to his prints; he also designed and modelled Neoclassical ceramics for for several years. and his son , one of the few Neoclassical sculptors to die young, were the leading German artists, with in Austria. The late Baroque Austrian sculptor turned to Neoclassicism in mid-career, shortly before he appears to have suffered some kind of mental crisis, after which he retired to the country and devoted himself to the highly distinctive "character heads" of bald figures pulling extreme facial expressions. Like Piranesi's , these enjoyed a great revival of interest during the age of in the early 20th century. The Dutch Neoclassical sculptor studied with Thorvaldsen and worked almost exclusively in Rome.


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The Neoclassical era was one of the eras in England in which people were most comfortable. They were able to meet each other at coffeehouses and places of interest where they could discuss various topics. Literature became increasingly popular during this time due to many people sharing the literature with others. This was also the era when the British tradition of taking an afternoon tea began. The Neoclassical era gave way to people becoming more comfortable with social norms and started the beginning of a middle class structure. People were not extremely poor or royal, but they were rather average people. They were comfortable with this but still worked at keeping up appearances.