Enlightenment's Influence on 18th & 19th-Century Art & Architecture


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What was the Enlightenment?

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1. What did Joseph Wright's Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery and Hogarth's Breakfast Scene have in common?

2. What was an aspect of the Enlightenment that specifically influenced French art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Much of the artwork produced in the 18th and 19th centuries was influenced by broader philosophical ideas that arose during the Enlightenment. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the relationship between the Enlightenment and subsequent artwork. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of the Enlightenment, the ideas regarding artwork found in Enlightenment works, and aspects of the Enlightenment that influenced art of particular areas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Defining the Enlightenment
  • Identifying similar ideas in Enlightenment works
  • Understanding Enlightenment influences upon artwork from specific regions
  • Recognizing the Enlightenment's influence on architecture
  • Recalling the main characteristic of Neoclassicism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Enlightenment and 18th and 19th-century artwork
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding relevant Enlightenment thought and subsequent artists and works of art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the philosophy of the Enlightenment and apply it to artwork of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Additional Learning

To learn more about art and the Enlightenment, review the accompanying lesson titled Enlightenment's Influence on 18th & 19th-Century Art & Architecture. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of the Enlightenment
  • Artistic principles the Enlightenment reacted against
  • Specific thinkers and works of the Enlightenment
  • Relevant artwork of the 18th and 19th centuries