École des Beaux-Arts
The premier school of art in Paris.
Paintings that depict episodes from history - real or fictional - that were considered from the Renaissance through the 20th century as the highest form of art.
A type of paint made with egg yolk.
An attempt in Europe and North America to bring back the exaggerated style of centuries ago.
The buildings created in Chicago for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition.
Paintings that depict everyday life and normal people that arose in the 19th Century.
A large room, often used for intellectual gatherings and the exhibition of works of art.
An American patron who helped bring Impressionism to the United States and went to Paris to become an Impressionist painter.
A style characterized by pastel colors, soft forms and dainty figures that formed as a reaction to the rigidity and formality of the 17th century.
Art that appropriates images from popular culture and the media.
A concept of beauty that cannot be described.
A tour of Europe, specifically Italy, that artists would take to complete their training.
Paintings of city scenes.
A wall in the building that does not support any weight in the structure.
The borrowing of subjects or forms usually from non-Western or prehistoric sources by Western artists.
Breaking art down into its most elemental form.
A movement starting in the 20th century that features juxtaposition of different items and the element of surprise.
The creation of three-dimensional art made from various objects.
Art that does not represent one concrete object.
The circular windows above the entrance to cathedrals.
Art that does not represent any observable part of nature.
A type of linear surface decoration based on foliage and calligraphic forms, usually characterized by flowing lines and swirling shapes.
A written declaration of an individual's or groups's ideas, purposes, and intentions.
A designation of the contrast of dark and light in a painting, drawing, or print.
A reclining nude woman shown in a luxurious or exotic environment.
A painting divided into two panels.
Works of art are stacked on a wall one on top of another.
An eclectic style of art that was formed in the 1920s.