Art Timeline

Timeline created by Kyle Cushing
  • 33,000 BCE

    Paleolithic Art

    Paleolithic Art
    The Chauvet Cave is a Palaeolithic cave situated near Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in the Ardèche region of southern France that houses impeccably preserved, exquisite examples of prehistoric art. Now reliably dated to between c. 33,000 and c. 30,000 years ago there numerous animals that are drawn on the cave.Most art in this time Period was Portable small figurines made out of bone antlers stone and stationary art like cave paintings.
  • 10,000 BCE

    Mesolithic Art

    Mesolithic Art
    This is known as the Middle stone age this is the time This was a time when humans started to do animal husbandry making weapons like bows and arrows. Pottery became big during the Mesolithic period a though it was mostly utilitarian in design. In other words, a pot just needed to hold water or grain. Portable art died down a lot as people settled down. Rock painting moved out of caves and on to rock cliffs. Humans drawn in rock paintings in this era were in groupings and highly stylized.
  • 8,000 BCE

    Neolithic Art

    Neolithic Art
    This sculpture is of Enthroned Goddess of Catal Huyuk
    (c.6,000 BCE) Terracotta sculpture.
    Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.Art of the Neolithic represents innovation humans were creating agrarian societies making permanent
  • 2,700 BCE

    Eygptian Art

    Eygptian Art
    This picture is of Annubis the God of Death leaning over Sennutems mummy of the 18th Dynasty. In the old kingdom a strong government and prosperiety led to achievements like the pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx and great Tomb and Temple paintings. In the Middle Kingdom paintings reflected tastes of nobility and art was more realistic rather than Idealistic. During the New Kingdom art was on the decline and art was chaotic like the first period. Acheivements were much smaller in scale.
  • 1,000 BCE

    Greek Art

    Greek Art
    The Image above is of a Terrocatta Volute Krater. Classical Greece was dominated by Athens. The Akropolis was transformed in dedication to the Godess Athena. Greek art was made with a sense of permanance clarity and harmony. It had a lot to do with proportions. Attic Vase painting was done a lot in these times as well. Greek art is very idealistic and not very realistic. When people were depicted in Greek art it was usually a Human with great athleticism.
  • -509 BCE

    Roman Art

    Roman Art
    Roman art is based off Greek Etruscan and Egyptian influences. Not all Roman art is derivative though. A lot of roman art was copies of Greek art. They believed that something that was copied was not of any less value than the original. Portraiture was extolled in Ancient Rome and hard work age wisdom being a community leader and soldier. Rome also used a lot of classical include the smooth lines, elegant drapery, idealized nude bodies, highly naturalistic forms and balanced proportion.
  • 100

    Early Christian Art

    Early Christian Art
    The picture above is a painted ceiling of the good Shepard the story of Jonah and Orants. Strikingly a lot of early christian art lacks stories of Resurrection and crucifixion. Many art works used stories from the old testament. A lot of christian art was done in catacombs sense people started moving to bury there dead from cremation. They would put there favorite christian stories on there grave. Rich people would usually do this. Also early christian art was based on roman art.
  • 476

    Middle Ages Art

    Middle Ages Art
    This image above is called Rochefoucauld Grail and it is not known who made it. It depicts Knights fighting each other. A lot of art in the beggining of the middle ages had a lack of realism and focused on symbolism. They had no depth or shadows and were somber and serious. Most paintings were religious. As the Middle Ages went on architectural details like stained glass art, large murals on walls and domed ceilings, and carvings on buildings and columns and became more realist over time.
  • 1500

    Renaissance Art

    Renaissance Art
    The painting above is of the Mona Lisa from (1503) from Leonardo da Vinci. The Renaissance was a rebirth of of European cultural, artistic, political and the economy. The Values of Greece and Rome came back to Europe and less and less art was commissioned by the church and more by wealthy individuals. Still many artworks depicted religious events. A lot of oil painting started in the Renaissance. Some of the greatest artists were in this time like Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael Sanzio.
  • Baroque Art

    Baroque Art
    The picture above is of Nicolas Poussin, The Abduction of the Sabine Women from 1633. dramatic lighting, movement, and grandeur of Baroque artworks might remind contemporary viewers of current trends in photography like the use of high contrast filters and striking subject matter. The majority of Baroque paintings began in Rome as the Catholic counter reformation. The chatholic church said the arts should communicate religious themes and direct emotional involvement during this time period.
  • Early Photography

    Early Photography
    This picture is of This cabinet card shows a mustached man with a folding camera in a studio setting. Most of the earliest photographs were not printed on paper, but on sheets of metal or glass. These photographs capture extraordinary details, and give us a glimpse of life in the 19th century. Daguerreotypes are often considered the first practical form of photography. and the richness and detail of the images surpasses even those of modern photographic techniques.
  • Realism

    The picture above is A Burial At Ornans by Gustave Courbet, 1849. Realists rejected Romanticism, which had dominated French art since the late 18th century, revolting against the exotic subject matter and exaggerated emotionalism of the movement.Realists sought to portray people and situations with truth and accuracy, including all the unpleasant aspects of life. Realist depicted people of all classes in life situations, which reflected the changes brought on by the Industrial Revolution.
  • Modern Art

    Modern Art
    This painting is of Édouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, oil on canvas, 1882. With the rise of capitalism and urbanization and expanding middle class a bigger audience for art grew. Artists wanted to They wanted to participate in creating the modern world and they were anxious to try out new ideas rather than following the more conservative guidelines of Academic art. Instead of painting gods, saints and heroes they wanted landscapes, genre scenes, and still life.
  • Impression Art

    Impression Art
    The painting was The Houses of Parliament, Sunset, 1903 by Cloude Monte. is a movement of art that emerged in 1870s France. Rejecting the rigid rules of other art. a new way to observe and depict the world in their work, foregoing realistic portrayals for fleeting impressions of their surroundings—which, often, were found outside. The new way of painting was greater awareness of light and color and the shifting pattern of the natural scene. Brushwork became rapid and broken into separate dabs.
  • Picasso and Cubism Art

    Picasso and Cubism Art
    This painting by Picasso was a powerful anti war painting the Guernica back in 1937. Pablo Picasso is the most dominant artist of the 20th century. He invented Cubism and underlying architecture of form, these artists used multiple vantage points to fracture images into geometric forms. Figures were depicted as dynamic arrangements of volumes and planes where background and foreground merged. His sculpture was influential, and he also explored areas as diverse as printmaking and ceramics.
  • Abstraction and Surrealism

    Abstraction and Surrealism
    The painting above is Piet Mondrian – Composition with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Gray, 1921. Abstract art is does not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world; or it does, but does not make any visual references. Abstract Artists do not deal with the representation or the interpretation of a subject. They only communicate with the viewers in an attempt to understand there reality. Abstract artists believe reality is subjective. They depart from accurate representation of things.
  • Pop art

    Pop art
    The picture above is of Pop Art Interactive Flip Flops. Pop art is basically a U-turn back to a representational visual communication, moving at a break-away speed Pop is a re-enlistment in the world like the American Dream, optimistic, generous and naive. Pop art started with the New York artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg. Pop's reintroduction of is of identifiable imagery.