Tête d'expression

The " tête d'expression " is an academic exercise. Every pupil to the School of Fine Arts of Paris learnt by this way to produce the " expression of the passions ". A competition of " tête d'expression " was established from 1760 by the count of Caylus.


Part of a church that divides the nave from the choir. Its two arms, called the crossing, confer a cruciform shape upon the building.


1. Portion of a wall or pillar between two openings. Also called a pier.
2. A mirror with a decorative surround made to go over a chimneypiece.


Triangular area enclosed by a classical pediment.