Primitivism and neoclassicism are movements which sought to incorporate nature, logic, reason and order in their works. Both movements drew inspiration from the ancient Greeks as they were believed to have led an ideal life where people enjoyed a perfect balance of mind, body and spirit.
both neoclassicism and primitivism have an interest in logic, reason and order as well as a belief in human beings having natural rights.
It is important to note that both neoclassicism and primitivism are linked to the same movement, which was a reaction against the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment saw itself as being based on logic, reason and order. This can be seen in the work of many philosophers such as Descartes and Kant who were both part of this movement.
In contrast with this view, many people thought that human beings had natural rights (such as liberty). They believed that these rights could not be taken away from them by a sovereign power or by other people because they were given to us by God. In other words, these thinkers believed in freedom for everyone but not necessarily democracy or equality for everyone (as we know it today).
both neoclassicism and primitivism have an interest in logic, reason and order as well as a belief in human beings having natural rights. However, there are some major differences between the two movements, and it is important to recognize those differences when considering how we ought to live our modern lives today.