Hierarchy of the genres

EN: Hierarchy of the genres


The ranking system promulgated by the fine arts academies which comprised five painting-genres. (1)History painting ( istoria , narrative compositions); (2) Portraiture (individual, group of self-portraits); (3)Genre-Painting (everyday scenes featuring human subjects); (4) Landscape Painting (scenic view is paramount: human content, merely illustrative); (5) Still Life (arrangements of domestic objects).
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