History of art

Developments in the Field of Art and Design

Timeline created by briagurney in Art and Culture
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Durer 1497 1st Jan, 1500 Albrecht Durer One of the greates artists and printmakers of the Northern Renaissance, Albrecht Durer's career begins to flourish and lasts 20 years.
Florence david michelangelo 1st Jan, 1504 The Statue David Michelangelo completes the famous statue "David" in Florence, Italy.
125 1st Jan, 1506 Mona Lisa Considered one of the greatest paintings of the Renaissance, Leonardo DiVinci gives the world the Mona Lisa.
96 1st Jan, 1520 Era of Mannerism Lasting from 1520-1600 the Mannerism period was a style of art depicting the human form in exaggeration and unrealistic settings. It connected High Renaissance and the Baroque eras.
Screen shot 2011 02 23 at 4.23.01 pm 1st Jan, 1530 First Type Foundry Claude Garamond starts up the first type foundry where he manufactures and sells fonts.
Summer04 1st Jan, 1561 Academy of Art in Florence The first European school of drawing is founded; the Accademia dell'Arte del Disegno (Academy of Art in Florence) promoting Academic Art.
Vermeer girl with a pearl earring1665 Baroque Period Lasting from 1600-1700 the Baroque period is famous for its grandeur, boldness, and colorfulness.
Boucher Rococo Period Lasting only 70 years, the Rococo period was a whimsical and light style of art that illuminated the lifestyles of the wealthy French.
Bottger stein Porcelain Ceramics The discovery of a formula using feldspathic rock is developed by Ehrenfried von Tschirnhaus and Johann Friedrich Bottger in Meissen, Germany and they create porcelain ceramics
Declaration Caslon Old Style Font Developed The font that was used to print the Declaration of Independence is created.
Neoclassicism art 03 Neoclassicism Era Neoclassicism lasted from 1750-1800. It began in revolt to the Rococo Era and French frivolity. It went back to the values of classic Greek and Roman times.
Westfactoryworkers Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was the book of machanics, and had a great impact on art and design.
London united kingdom royal academy of arts p2121 Royal Academy of Arts of London The Royal Academy of Arts in London was founded. Originally it was purposed as a school of fine arts.
Louvre1 The Louvre The Louvre Museum opened to the world. It houses some of the most famous art pieces in the world including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. The Louvre is Frances national art museum as well as the most popular art museum in the world.
Zscan0019 Invention of lithography Author Aloys Senefelder develops a process of printing from a flat surface that has been treated to repel ink except in the areas that are to be printed.
Stanhope Cast Iron Printing Press The first printing press made from all cast-iron parts is invented by Lord Stanhope. This new press requires one tenth the manual labor and doubles the possible paper size.
53 Romanticism The era of Romanticism lasted 50 years and was inspired by the heroic ideals of the French Revolution.
Louis nicolas robert 30 painted by his sister Machine Made Paper Nicholas Louis Robert invents machine made paper that is made from linen and cotton rags.
300px jvfuhrichjosephrachel Nazarenes Movement Friedrich Overbeck and Franz Pforr form the Nazarenes movement in order to bring honesty and spiriuality back in Christian art.
Aaa randjohn 0001p3 Paint Tubes Painter John Rand invents the collapsible tine paint tube giving new freedoms to artists everywhere and boosting plein air painting.
The sower 1850 Realism The progressive movement of Realism emerges in order to depict everyday social truths.
Fab pcbfp imga Photolithography The process of using light to create a pattern or image in order to print, was invented by Firmin Gillot.
Jmorrisbook6 William Morris Sets Up His First Art-decorating Firm William Morris was a leading member of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He was also an artist, designer, printer, typographer, bookbinder, craftsmen, poet, and writer.
Impression French Impressionism The era of French Impressionism begins with the works of famed artists such as Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. It was a time where they focused on the light outside.
8545004 halftone round pattern abstract vector art illustration Halftone The development of the halftone screen gives way for the first photo to be printed with a wide array of tones.
Seuratjatte Post-Impressionism This period was led by the greats such as Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gough.
Riga art nouveau district Art Nouveau & Secession These two movements saught out to break away from the traditions mandated by the official academies and to unite all the fine arts, they stirred up a lot of controversy.
Picasso bust martel chapman Cubism Picasso and Braque begin the revolution of Cubism where they overturn conventional ideas of perspective and form.
10 bauhaus plakat 1923 Bauhaus is Founded The German School of Bauhaus is founded. This was a huge development in design. They intergrated art, technology, and craftsmanship and generated a new design philosophy.
Dali Surrealism This movement was inspired by Cubism, Dada, Freud and Communist philosophy and led by greats like Salvador Dali in order to fuse the conscious with the uncounscious.
Tumblr lcz74r6ycn1qabj53o1 500 Magazine The first issue of a Magazine is printed.
92122947 c28fadd66b Pop Art Greats like Andy Warhol pioneered pop art; A movement where they made ani-art. Warhol is famous for saying that he did not have a studio but an art warehouse. They focused on mass production and they focused on pointing out the dependence society had on things such as consumerism.
Helvetica 50 years by hairman Helvetica Max Miedinger designs Helvetica. A revolutionary Sans Serif font that is still celebrated and used today. It is seen in everything from public signs to logo design.
Firstmouseunderside Computer Mouse Douglas Engelbart develops the first computer mouse, paving way for the future tool of graphic designers everywhere.
Macintosh Bitmap Graphics Apple releases its first Macintosh computer that has bitmap graphics.
237766 large Desktop Publishing With the development of Aldus PageMaker software and Apple's LaserWriter desktop printer using a postscript language, desktop publishing begins
Photoshop%20v1 Photoshop Photoshop 1.0 is released by Adobe. This program is a standard for editing photos and is widely used by graphic designers and photographers everywhere.
W3c tbl The World Wide Web Arguably the greatest invention in history, Tim Berners-Lee develops the World Wide Web, HTML, and the concept for web addresses
Social media Social Media The begining of social media came about bringing in all new ways to market and connect to other people with similar interesrt.