Exam 2 :: Lecture Questions

Marius on the Ruins of Carthage by John Vanderlyn anticipates:

For over 50 years, the dominant influence on American artists abroad was:

In the decade before his death, his work would be seen as the so called swan song (end) of American Neoclassical sculpture.

In the Course of Empire, Cole was very interested in moralistic art.

______ believed in examples of antiquity for modern imitation, and this is the underlying theme in all his classical paintings.

Who is responsible for the consummate American Colonial Portrait?

Copley is America’s FIRST Old Master.

After 1810, Ancient Greece becomes the focal point of American architecture.

Because West and Copley never return to America, _______ applies their innovations to American subjects.

_______ anticipates two major French styles of the 19th Century (and is therefore a kind of forerunner to) Neoclassicism and Romanticism

Sculptor famous for literature-inspired ideal works.

This is the consummate Copley portrait.

Jefferson’s most professional achievement as an architect:

Authored the first book on American art.

This painting marked a zenith in Copley’s career:

_______ is Charles Bulfinch’s Masterpiece.

More than anyone else, _______ establishes the architectural character of the great federal city of Washington DC.

America’s earliest self-taught sculptor:

Copley learned the ________ style from _________ and it liberates Copley’s innate abilities as a colorist.

Monumental Classicism is the first TRULY American style.

This painting marks the turning of Copley’s career from a groping novice to a really mature master painter.

Painted “landscapes of mood” (using glazes), not just simply topographic views:

The Adamesque style receives its most mature expression in the work of:

America’s first true Classical painter:

First nude in American art history:

The first 2 professionally-trained American architects (hint: Greek Revival Period in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia):

First public building in America to be patterned after an ancient temple:

An artistic descendent of West and Copley—not interested in Neoclassical forms:

Creator of a distinctive American portrait style, ________ is the most celebrated portrait painter in the postwar generation.

Earliest Colonial Genre Painting in America:

America’s first REAL landscape painter.

Copley’s English period began with: