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Beaux arts   /boʊ ɑrts/   Listen
Beaux arts

The study and creation of visual works of art.  Synonym: fine arts.

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"Beaux arts" Quotes from Famous Books

... Beaux Arts in Paris is a beautiful statue conceived by a sculptor who was so poor that he lived and worked in a small garret. When his clay model was nearly done, a heavy frost fell upon the city. He knew that if the water in the interstices of the clay should freeze, the beautiful lines would ...
— Pushing to the Front • Orison Swett Marden

... have a civic body for the control of public building; and they came East to approve my statue, or rather the clay sketch for it. They were very solemn, and one, himself a sculptor, a graduate of the Beaux Arts, ran a suggestive thumb over Simon and did incredible damage. But, after a great deal of hesitation, and a description from the sculptor of what he thought excellently appropriate for such magnificence, they accepted my study. The present Downige, really—though I understand ...
— Linda Condon • Joseph Hergesheimer

... "a Christian Epistle upon Penitence" and "an Ode to the Newly-converted," which he dedicated to Bossuet. Between the years 1688 and 1696 appeared the "Parallele des Anciens et des Modernes" to which I have already referred. In 1693 he brought out his "Cabinet des Beaux Arts," beautifully illustrated by engravings, and containing a poem on painting which even Boileau condescended to admire. In 1694 he published his "Apologie des Femmes." He wrote two comedies—"L'Oublieux" in 1691, and "Les Fontanges." ...
— The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault • Charles Perrault

... a journalist on the Siecle; you will observe that he smokes his cigars quite down to the stump. The little man beside him, with a blouse, is Haynau, fellow of the College of Beaux Arts—dead-broke, as usual; and his friend, the sallow chap, is Moise, whose father died last week, leaving him ten thousand francs. Moise, you will see, has a wife, Feefine, though I suspect him of bigamy; and the tall girl, with hair like midnight and a hard voice, is at present unmarried. Those four ...
— Bohemian Days - Three American Tales • Geo. Alfred Townsend

... neither; he deals with their subjects occasionally, but always in a completely modern, as well as a thoroughly personal, way. His color is as original as his general treatment and composition. He had no schooling, in the Ecole des Beaux Arts sense. A brief period in Henri Scheffer's studio, three months under Couture, after he had begun life in an altogether different field of effort, yielded him all the explicit instruction he ever had. His real study was done in Italy, in the presence of the old masters of Florence. ...
— French Art - Classic and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture • W. C. Brownell

Words linked to "Beaux arts" :   humanities, primitive, bastardised, classical, conventional, arts, nonclassical, geometric, fine arts, sculpture, architecture, painterly, geometrical, classic, formal, hieratic, naive, texture, liberal arts, reproduce, schematic, bastardized, painting, carving, humanistic discipline

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