Art timeline

  • Period: May 1, 1100 to

    Gothic art through to MInamilism

  • Jan 1, 1150

    Gothic Art

    Gothic Art
    Gothic art is increasing neutralism in the shape and posture of figures, colour, pattern and allowing more interpritation.
    Gothic art started in the 13th century through to the 15th.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    The Early Renaissance

    The Early Renaissance
    A period of artistic development in Italy when art changed from the Byzantine and Gothic traditions.
    It's a more 'in depth' type of art.
  • Jan 1, 1375

    International Gothic

    International Gothic
    An elegant, detailed and decorarive style.
    International Gothic is a term used to describe the transition of styles across Northern Europe and Italy.
  • Jan 1, 1420

    The Northern Renaissance

    The Northern Renaissance
    The Northern Renaissance was art forms of north and west Europe during the Italian Renaissance.
    The main focus was with oils and generally were portraits or self-portraits.
  • Jan 1, 1480

    The High Renaissance

    The High Renaissance
    The High Renaissance was a time of rebirth for the Ancient Greek and Rome art.
  • Jan 1, 1520


    Mannerism is a 20th century term that's used to describe exaggerated styles of art developed from the end of the High Renaissance.
    Mannerism is focused on beuty and 'truth of nature'.
  • Baroque Art

    Baroque Art
    Baroque art generally depict violent action, religious events, mystical themes and historical subjects.
    It spread throughout Europe during the 17th century and was a reaction against Mannerism.
  • Dutch Art

    Dutch Art
    Dutch art is famous for it's still lifes of landscapes, people and objects.
    Dutch art generally avoids scenes that would cause discussion in religious groups.
  • Rococo Art

    Rococo Art
    Rococo art reffers to a style of decoration designed with swirls and scrolls.
    Rococo was a decorative responce to the realism of Barque art.
    and is most often seen as elegant and refined.
  • Neoclassicism

    Neoclassicism was a reaction against Rococo.
    It was the age of political, religious, culture and revolution.
    Inspired by discoveries, Neoclassicism featured historical events.
  • Romanticism

    Romanticism valued expression of emotion above all else.
    This was achieved by depicting scenes of emotional value.
  • Realism

    Realism is a French style of painting depicting everyday objects in life.
    It reflects the truth of people and objects in their natrual environment.
  • The Pre-Raphaelites

    The Pre-Raphaelites
    The Pre-Raphaelites were a brotherhood of English artists who created a style of art between Realism and Symbolism.
  • Impressionism

    A colourful style of painting analysing the effects of colour and light in nature.
    It focuses on where the light and shadow hit, adding layers and layers of varying colours to create shadow.
    The brush strokes are applyed in tiny brushes with patience.
  • Fauvism

    Fauvism is a happy style of painting, with it's bold and varying colours.
    It developed in France at the beginning of the 20th century.
    This style believed that colours should be used at their best to depict the artists feelings on the subject.
  • German Expressionism

    German Expressionism
    German Expressionism is full of expression and feeling for the world.
    They mostly drew inspiration from German gothic (or primitive art).
  • German Expressionism

    German Expressionism
    German Expressionism is depicted with emotional and spiritual versions of the world.
    They drew inspiration from German Gothic art (also known as primitive art).
  • Abstract Art

    Abstract Art
    Abstract art depicts something that is more than line, colour, texture, form (etc).
    Abstract art is rendom, yet it depicts the artists feelings clearly (most of the time).
  • Cubism

    Cubism was the first abstract style of modern art.
    It depicts many different views of one object all shown at the same time.
  • Futurism

    Futurism is a style that celebrates modernery.
    In Futurism, the subject generally seems to move around the artist.
    Illustrations, colour and line are most often shown with tiny lines much like sound waves.
  • Constructivism

    Constructivism is a Utopiam glance at Suprematism.
    It's colour and pattern design are much the same.
    However, this style was eventually repressed and replaced by Socialist Realism.
  • Suprematism

    Suprematism was a geometric design based on Cubism.
    The style is purely abstract usually depicting images of objects.
    This style is often very refined and precise, more so than Cubism.
  • Dada

    Dada art was a form of artistic feelings or anarchy from digust of social, political and cultual estblishments.
    Dada art focused on destroying the artistic values and being generally ;anti-art'.
  • De Stijjl

    De Stijjl
    De Stijl was a Dutch style of painting.
    Generally refined to a grid of lines and primary colours.
    Vertical and Horizontal lines were a big part of the style.
  • Surrealism

    Surrealism was a positive responce to Dada's negativity.
    It's artistic aim was to tap into the subconcious mind and often mix humour into their works.
  • Abstract Expression

    Abstract Expression
    Abstract Expression was the first style of American art to be realised on a globl scale.
    It's an expressive art and focuses on colour and hidden meaning.
  • Pop Art

    Pop Art
    Pop art was colourful and young, with bold colours and mainly about objects.
    It's style was encouraged by Elvis and The Beatles, who had merchandise of them made in Pop art.
  • Minimalism

    Minimalism was only a reaction against the expressivness of Abstract Expressionism.
    It could use any colours (mainly primary) and focused on shapes.
  • Op Art

    Op Art
    Op art is short for 'OPtical art'.
    It focuses on images that trick the eye at first glance.
    Any colours and styles were used, so long as the mind was confused.