Prix de Rome

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Prix de Rome an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects; the winner in each category receives support for a period of study in Rome
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Usage

In literature:

Into these dens they enter rapins, but they may come forth prix de Rome.
"The Two Brothers" by Honore de Balzac
He now began to prepare for the highest honor, the Prix de Rome.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
A pupil of David, he received the Prix de Rome in 1801.
"McClure's Magazine, March, 1896, Vol. VI., No. 4." by Various
In 1827, 1828 and 1829, he competed for the Prix de Rome, and failed.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
It is the Prix de Rome!
"The Immortal" by Alphonse Daudet
The Prix de Rome men were the first arrivals.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
In 1752 he won the Prix de Rome, although he had never attended the Academy Schools, and in 1756 started for Italy.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Berlioz's courage and perseverance are shown by his winning the Prix de Rome, after four failures!
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
I returned to Paris full of fresh zeal for my work, and quite determined this time to carry off the Grand Prix de Rome.
"Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music" by Charles Gounod
How delighted I was for eighteen years when nearly annually the Grand Prix de Rome was awarded to a pupil in my class!
"My Recollections" by Jules Massenet
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