Author: Aleisha Olson

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, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_070.jpg; Image of Money-Changer and His Wife, Quinten Matsys, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Quentin_Matsys_001.jpg; Image of Center Panel of Merode Altarpiece, Robert Campin, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Campin_Annunciation_triptych.jpg; Image of Boulevard Montmartre, Camille Pissarro, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Camille_Pissarro_007.jpg; Image of Impression: Sunrise, Claude Monet, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet,_Impression,_soleil_levant,_1872.jpg; Image of Reading (portrait of Edma Morisot), Berthe Morisot, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Berthe_Morisot_Reading.jpg; Image of the Disrobing of Christ, El Greco, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:El_Expolio_del_Greco_Catedral_de_Toledo.jpg; Image of the Burial of Count Orgaz, El Greco, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:El_Greco_-_The_Burial_of_the_Count_of_Orgaz.JPG; Image of the Assumption of the Virgin, El Greco, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Assumption_of_the_Virgin_1577.jpg

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.