Definition of rhopography in English:

rhopography

noun

Art History
  • Chiefly in painting: a depiction of subject matter considered insignificant or trivial, as still life, the domestic interior, animals, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Rhopographie from Hellenistic Greek ῥωπογραϕία (apparently only recorded as a Greek word in the classical Latin author Cicero), probably from Byzantine Greek ῥωπογράϕος artist who paints petty subjects, such as still life, although this is apparently first attested later + -ία; compare -graphy.

Pronunciation

rhopography

/rəʊˈpɒɡrəfi/