Beaux ArtsBeaux Arts
[alsob- a-] designating or of an ornate style of architecture of the late 19th and early 20th cent. characterized by classical forms, massive proportions, and lavish, usually symmetrical, detailing
Origin of Beaux Artsafter the École des Beaux-Arts, School of (the) Fine Arts, in Paris, influential in promoting this style: see beaux-arts
the fine arts
Origin of beaux-artsFrench
The fine arts.
Origin of beaux artsFrench beaux pl. of beau fine arts pl. of art art
Of or relating to an architectural style originating in France in the late 19th century and characterized by classical forms, symmetry, rich ornamentation, and a grand scale.
Origin of Beaux ArtsAfter the École des Beaux Arts School of Fine Arts, in Paris