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This lesson will define the term style and will analyze style as a basic aspect of art history.

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Image of Madonna and Chancellor Rolin, Jan van Eyck, Public Domain,; Image of Money-Changer and His Wife, Quinten Matsys, Public Domain,; Image of Center Panel of Merode Altarpiece, Robert Campin, Public Domain,; Image of Boulevard Montmartre, Camille Pissarro, Public Domain,; Image of Impression: Sunrise, Claude Monet, Public Domain,,_Impression,_soleil_levant,_1872.jpg; Image of Reading (portrait of Edma Morisot), Berthe Morisot,; Image of the Disrobing of Christ, El Greco, Public Domain,; Image of the Burial of Count Orgaz, El Greco, Public Domain,; Image of the Assumption of the Virgin, El Greco, Public Domain,

Terms to Know
Individual style

Art with subject matter and physical characteristics that are unique to a specific artist.

Period style

A type of art with shared visual characteristics that are unique to a specific period in time.

Regional style

Art with shared subject matter or physical characteristics that are unique to a specific region.


The unique method and form used to make a work of art.