—an eighteenth-century style in France characterized by organic forms, ornate extravagance, and whimsy
—an intellectual movement in eighteenth-century Europe that argued for science, reason, and individualism.
—revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation
The Grand Tour
—a trip for the cultured and wealthy to study Classical and Renaissance artworks and culture found mostly in Italy
—an official exhibition of French painting, first held in 1667
—19th-century artistic movement that appealed to emotion rather than reason,
The French Revolution
—The revolution that began in 1789, overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges, and ended with Napoleon’s overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799.
—the process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit