Neoclassicism was the dominant artistic style of the Enlightenment period and drew inspiration from the classical art and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.
The Grand Tour was a customary trip to Europe undertaken by wealthy Europeans and some Americans.
Rococo salons are known for their elaborate detail, serpentine design work, asymmetry and predisposition to lighter, pastel, or gold-based color palettes.
Rococo style in painting echoes the qualities evident in other manifestations of the style including serpentine lines, heavy use of ornament as well as themes revolving around playfulness, love and nature.
18th century Rococo architecture was a lighter, more graceful and decorative version of Baroque architecture.
Neoclassicism refers to movements in the arts that draw inspiration from the "classical" art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
Romanticism, fueled by the French Revolution, was a reaction to the scientific rationalism and classicism of the Age of Enlightenment.
Romanticism was a prevalent artistic movement in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Landscape painting in Europe and America greatly increased in prominence during the 18th and particularly the 19th century.
The Gothic Revival was an architectural movement beginning in England during the 1740s that sought to revive medieval forms.
The Empire style refers to art created under the rule of Napoleon that was intended to idealize the French Empire.
Beaux-Arts architecture expressed the academic neoclassical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Academic art is a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies of art.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (also known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848.
Impressionists painted primarily outdoors, capturing the shifting conditions of landscapes exposed to the natural elements, mainly sunlight. Urban scenes were also popular subjects for Impressionists. For women artists, domestic scenes were common subject matter.
Édouard Manet, a French painter, was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
Modern sculpture is generally considered to have begun with the work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Post-Impression refers to a genre that rejected the naturalism of Impressionism in favor of using color and form in more expressive manners.
Cézanne was a French Post-Impressionism painter whose work highlights the transition from the 19th century to the early 20th century.
Before World War I, British modernism developed unevenly, and mostly through the short-lived Vorticism movement.
Symbolism was a late 19th-century art movement of French, Russian, and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.
Art Nouveau is an international style of art (especially the decorative arts) and architecture that was most popular from 1890–1910.
Building materials spawned by the Industrial Revolution, such as iron, steel, and sheet glass, determined new architectural techniques.
Modern architecture adhered to Louis Sullivan's famous precept, "Form follows function," which meant the absence of ornamentation.
The Chicago School of architecture is famous for promoting steel-frame construction and a modernist spatial aesthetic.
Camera photography was invented in the first decades of the 19th century.