Biedermeier

Satirical name used to describe a style of Central European arts prevalent from the 1820s to the 1850s, that became associated with the taste of the middle class. The style is characterized by simple, unpretentious forms, and sentimentalized representations of man and nature.

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Biedermeier

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Satirical name used to describe a style of Central European arts prevalent from the 1820s to the 1850s, that became associated with the taste of the middle class. The style is characterized by simple, unpretentious forms, and sentimentalized representations of man and nature.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021434. The J. Paul Getty Trust.