Author: Erin Aldana

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

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Anavysos Kouros, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kouros_anavissos2.jpg, Peplos Kore, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ACMA_679_Kore_1.JPG, Lingering Garden, overview of pond, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lingering_Garden_1.jpg , Versailles Garden, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Versailles_Garden.jpg , Jackson Pollock, fair use according to Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:No._5,_1948.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.

  • Style

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