tableau noun definition in Describing art topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Describing art topic
1 a scene showing, for example, events and people from history, that is presented by a group of actors who do not move or speak The procession included a tableau of the Battle of Hastings. (figurative) She stood at the door observing the peaceful domestic tableau around the fire. 2 a work of art, especially a set of statues, showing a group of people, animals, etc.