Devin McKee's Humanities Timeline

  • Begin Romanticism

    Begin Romanticism
    (end of the 18th Century) A type of art focusing on free expression of feelings.
  • Realism in Literature

    Realism in Literature
    (Second half of 19th century) Realism in literature focused on the characters personality instead of the plot. The writer would put more emphasis on making the character more human like, or more realistic.
  • Verismo in Opera

    Verismo in Opera
    (Late 19th Century) Verismo in Opera is basically making operas more realistic. Focusing on the hard times, Operas would sometimes focus on the lower class to portray this.
  • Attend Carmen

    Attend Carmen
    This opera was based off the novella by Prosper Mérimée in 1845. And the first opera version was performed on 3 March 1875
  • Attend Midsummer Night’s Dream at Center House Theater.

    Attend Midsummer Night’s Dream at Center House Theater.
    (1590-1596) Written by William Shakespeare, the play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta.
  • Classical Art

    Classical Art
  • Roman Art

    Roman Art
    (500 b.c.– 476a.d) Roman art is a highly creative style relying heavily on Greek models but also encompassing Etruscan, native Italic, and even Egyptian visual culture
  • Romanesque Art

    Romanesque Art
    (1000Ad- 13th Century) Romanesque art is a vigorous style in both sculpture and painting.
  • Gothic Art

    Gothic Art
    (Mid 12th Century) This style of art came out of the Romanesque style of art, and is commonly known as a medeival art style. the earliest gothic art was in forms of sculptures.
  • Italian Renaissance

    Italian Renaissance
  • Northern Renaissance

    Northern Renaissance
    (1430-1555) NOrthern Renaissance rtists were masters of technique, and their works are marvels of exquisite detail
  • Mannnerism Art

    Mannnerism Art
    (1520-1600) Mannerism art was an art style that depicted the human form in exaggerated poses, in unrealistic settings
  • Baroque Art

    Baroque Art
    (Started in 1600) is a artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, painting, architecture, literature, dance, and music.
  • Rococo

    Rococo
    (early 18th Century) This art style is very light and focuses delicate curving forms, fanciful figures, and a lighthearted mood, as well artists paid very close attention to detail.
  • Neoclassical/ Neoclassicism

    Neoclassical/ Neoclassicism
    (18th Century) this art period was inspired directly from the classical period, and reflected the developments in philosophy and other areas of the age of enlightenment
  • Romanticism

    Romanticism
    (1790-1850) THis art style focused on nature and the moods of humans.
  • Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood

    Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood
    (1848) was a group of English painters, poets, and critics
  • Realism Art

    Realism Art
    (1850-1880 this art style focused on the truth of life. artists showed people working through tought times, they wanted their are to be realistic as possible and show the struggles that many people had to face.
  • Attend live broadcast of Faust, from Metropolitan Opera, Bella Bottega Movie Theater

    Attend live broadcast of Faust, from Metropolitan Opera, Bella Bottega Movie Theater
    (1818) Charles Gounod composed the first opera, but was written by Johann Wolfgang in 1597
  • Attend opera Atilla at Seattle Opera House.

    Attend opera Atilla at Seattle Opera House.
    (1846) This opera is based off the play Attila, König der Hunnen. and was firsted performed at La Fenice, Venice.
  • Attend Don Quixote at Pacific Northwest Ballet

    Attend Don Quixote at Pacific Northwest Ballet
    (1605) This was one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age, and is one of the best literary works ever written.
  • Attend Pygmalion, at Seattle Opera House

    Attend Pygmalion, at Seattle Opera House
    (1912) Pygmalion is play by George Bernard Shaw. This play is about a proffesor who trys to change a lower class flower girl into an intellectual speaking upper lady.
  • Impressionism Art

    Impressionism Art
    (late 1860s - late 1890s) this is a french painting movement that focuses on the effect of light and movement on appearance of objects.
  • Post- Impressionism Art

    Post- Impressionism Art
    (starts 1880s) this french movement doesnt have really anything to do with the impressionism movement, since it focused on expressions, structure and form.
  • Neo- Impressionism

    Neo- Impressionism
    (1886) Focused on light and color, Divisionism, organization, impression of movement, optical mixture, landscape
  • Art Nouveau

    Art Nouveau
    (1880-1914) this art style or way of thinking re defined art in the matter that artists would not overlook any everyday object, and it would change the nature of art.
  • Secession Art

    Secession Art
    refers to a number of modernist artist groups that separated from the support of official academic art and its administrations in the late 19th and early 20th century.
  • Blaue Reiter, Der

    Blaue Reiter, Der
    (1911-1914) this was a German Expressionist movement, this was established by Kandinsky, Marc and Gabriele Münter. These artists sought to create color harmonies which would be purifying to the soul.
  • Symbolism

    Symbolism
    (Late 19th century) originated in France, and used symbols to express a meaning. Symbolism was based off Romanticism and a reaction to impressionism,
  • Fauvism

    Fauvism
    (From 1905) Fauvism is a movement in French painting that revolutionized the concept of color in modern art
  • Cubism

    Cubism
    ( Beginning in 1908 ) Cubism is the most mind blowing ism there is. its incredibly influence and when people saw it they were confused but for some reason thought it would change art forever.
  • Futurism

    Futurism
    (1909-1914) power, cubism, strident colors, focus on machinery, different mediums
  • Abstract expressionism Art

    Abstract expressionism Art
    (Late 1940's - early 1960's) Post-World War II: pure abstraction and expression without form, popular art
  • Constructivism

    Constructivism
    (1914 - 1930) constructivism focuses optimistic, non-representational relief construction, sculpture, kinetics and painting.
  • Dada Art

    Dada Art
    (1916-1924) Dada art is a regection of the standards of art. Dedicated to expressing the imagination in a method that was free from the control, convention, and reason
  • Surrealism

    Surrealism
    (Beginning in 1924) Ridiculous art; painting dreams and exploring the unconscious
  • Pop Art

    Pop Art
    (1956- 1960's) Pop art painters created art work that was close to reality, and were sometimes black and white,nonrepresentational, small-scale patterns
  • Minimal Art

    Minimal Art
    (1960-1970) Minimal art used various form of art and design, visual art and music. is also esposes the essentials or identity of a sunject though elimination of non essential forms/ features/ concepts.
  • Social Realism

    Social Realism
    (1920s) This style is very similar to Realism, in fact social realism artists focus on the everyday life of the working poor, and what these conditions are like.
  • Magical Realism

    Magical Realism
    (1925 ) magical realism focuses on indoor activity of everyday life, and these scenes are portrayed in an unreal dimension
  • Performance Art

    Performance Art
    (1711) Performance art uses body or voice to convey artistic expression using plastic arts, clay, metal, paint and other materials to create physical art objects
  • Installation

    Installation
    Installation is a type of art that is made in 3d which many people can see in museums, also called land art.
  • Attend Don Pasquale, at UW Meany Theater

    Attend Don Pasquale, at UW Meany Theater
    (1843) Don Pasquale is a comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti, which was his 64th out of 66 operas he wrote. Also Don Pasquale has the main characters from commedia dell'arte.
  • Attend Madama Butterfly

    Attend Madama Butterfly
    (1898) Madama Butterfly was based on events that occurred in Nagasaki in the 1980's, as well the libretto of the opera is based in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly". by Giacomo Puccini,