Exam 2 :: Lecture Questions

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

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

This painting marked a zenith in Copley’s career:

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

Copley’s English period began with:

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

This is the consummate Copley portrait.

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

Monumental Classicism is the first TRULY American style.

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

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

America’s first REAL landscape painter.

America’s earliest self-taught sculptor:

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

America’s first true Classical painter:

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

Earliest Colonial Genre Painting in America:

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

Marius on the Ruins of Carthage by John Vanderlyn anticipates:

Copley is America’s FIRST Old Master.

Jefferson’s most professional achievement as an architect:

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

_______ is Charles Bulfinch’s Masterpiece.

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

First nude in American art history:

Sculptor famous for literature-inspired ideal works.

Authored the first book on American art.

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

Who is responsible for the consummate American Colonial Portrait?

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