beaux arts

1beaux arts

noun plural \ˈbō-ˈzär\

Definition of BEAUX ARTS

:  fine arts

Origin of BEAUX ARTS

French beaux-arts
First Known Use: 1753

2beaux arts

adjective, often capitalized B&A

Definition of BEAUX ARTS

:  characterized by the use of historic forms, rich decorative detail, and a tendency toward monumental conception in architecture

Origin of BEAUX ARTS

French École des Beaux-Arts School of Fine Arts, in Paris
First Known Use: 1878


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