Art Appreciation Unit 4

Briefly describe the characteristics of Neoclassicism.

How does Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun represent eighteenth-century portraiture?

How does Watteau’s painting Pilgrimage to Cythera exemplify a fête galante?

What is “Grand manner Portraiture”?

What Neoclassical elements did Thomas Jefferson infuse into his buildings, such as Monticello and The Rotunda?

Evaluate the influence the discovery and excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum had on late 18th century and early 19th century Europe. How did these sites re-shape the visual arts? Use examples to support your essay.

Contrast the work of Vigée-Lebrun and Kaufmann. How does each artist reflect their environment and how do they each define their work? Use examples to support your essay.