École des Beaux-Arts

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École des Beaux-Arts, also known as the School of Fine Arts, was a French art school founded in the 17th century that became a leading center of art education in Europe. The school was known for its rigorous academic curriculum, which emphasized the study of classical techniques and subject matter. Students at the École des Beaux-Arts were trained in a wide range of artistic disciplines, from painting and sculpture to architecture and decorative arts. The school had a significant impact on the development of Western art and was influential in shaping the careers of many of the world’s most famous artists, architects, and designers.