Napoleon's Patronage of Neoclassical Art


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Which of these best describes Neoclassical art?

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1. What was La Madeleine modeled after?

2. What is a triumphal arch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will test you on Neoclassical art and architecture under Napoleon. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what a triumphal arch is and what made Neoclassical paintings different from Neoclassical sculpture and architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Best description of Neoclassical art
  • What La Madeleine was modeled after
  • Definition of a triumphal arch
  • Aspects of Canova's statue of Pauline Borghese that emulated Roman art
  • What made Neoclassical painting distinct from other art of the period

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Neoclassical art and its relationship to Roman art in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as Neoclassicism and triumphal arch
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of Neoclassical art and architecture

Additional Learning

Continue your studies on this period in art history via the corresponding lesson, which is called Napoleon's Patronage of Neoclassical Art. The lesson features the following learning goals:

  • Discuss how rulers use art to convey specific messages
  • Learn about Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Review Neoclassical architecture under Napoleon
  • Analyze why the painting Coronation of Napoleon is Neoclassical