As stylisticism, the simultaneous existence of different styles in the history of art, in particular in architecture, art, literature and painting, is described. Several styles are valid at the same time. The term mostly refers to architecture, fashion, or painting, but can also be applied to other areas of artistic representation. For the literature, for example, the period of the restoration, which was the period between the Congress of Vienna (1815) and the March Revolution (1848), would be characteristic. The currents of the Biedermeier as well as Vormarz existed during these years, and the movement of the young Germany was also present. Even more clearly is such a stylisticism in Fin de Siècle, a cultural movement of the turn of the century (19th / 20th century). Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Impressionism, Aestheticism and similar avangardist currents existed simultaneously (cf. Literaturepochen).The term is composed of the nouns of style and pluralism. Style is characterized by a distinctively distinctive form, with pluralism being the diversity of groups within a society that coexist and compete with one another. Consequently, we are concerned with the existence of completely different but distinct forms of appearance, which coexist. Consequently, several styles in different areas are contemporary at the same time.
Especially for modernity as well as postmoderne, such a stylepluralism is characteristic. If we look at an overview of different currents in art or literature, it is noticeable that in the last two centuries, several currents, movements or even worldviews often exist in parallel. This phenomenon is shown in the following overview.Epochen der Literatur als Zeitstrahl