European Art History Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1150

    Gothic Art

    Gothic Art
    The Gothic Art it is a movement born in Northern Europe from the Middle Ages up until the start of the Renaissance movement. It was a religious based art movement, it is especially known for the amazing architecture designs of its churches, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts.
    In the late 14th century, gothic art developed into a more non-religious style known as the International Gothic.
  • Jan 2, 1150

    3D rendering

    3D rendering
    Shaded cilinder
  • Jun 12, 1150

    3d rendering sphere

    3d rendering sphere
    A shaded sphere
  • Jun 12, 1150

    3d rendering

    3d rendering
    Shading a cube
  • Jan 2, 1300

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    The Renaissance was a period of great creative and intellectual activity. Throughout the 14th century, artists have focused on improving if not perfecting their understanding towards the anatomy and perspective.
    The high Renaissance was the peak and the improvement of the Early renaissance. The Northern Renaissance artists were the masters of great detail.
  • Jun 12, 1300

    Perspective drawing

    Perspective drawing
    This is a perspective drawing influenced by The Renaissance.
  • Jan 1, 1375


    The international gothic was a less religious based movement and an improved style from Gothic.
  • Jan 1, 1420

    The Northern Renassance

    The Northern Renassance
    Northern artists were masters of technique, and their works are marvels of excellent detail. Stone becomes flesh and ceilings dissolve into the infinity of havenartits such as Bernini, Caravaggio, rubens, Velazquez and Rembrandt were masters of drama and illusion. This movement focused a lot on detail.
  • Jan 1, 1480

    The High Renaissance

    The High Renaissance
    The High Renaissance was the most important of the artistic developments of the Early Renaissance, and one of the great explosions of creative genius in history. It is notable for three of the greatest artists in history: Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael Sanzio and Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Jan 1, 1520


    It is considered to be a period of technical accomplishment but also of theatrical and overly stylized work.
    Mannerist art is characterized by a complex composition, with muscular and elongated figures in complex poses.
  • Baroque Art

    Baroque Art
    Catholic-inspired Baroque art tended to be large-scale works of public art, such as monumental wall-paintings and huge frescoes for the ceilings and vaults of palaces and churches
  • Dutch Art

    Dutch Art
    Dutch art describes the history of visual arts in the Netherlands, after the United Provinces separated from Flanders. Earlier painting in the area is covered in Early Netherlandish painting and Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting.
  • Rococo Art

    Rococo Art
    Rococo Art succeeded Baroque Art in Europe. It was most popular in France, and is generally associated with the reign of King Louis XV. It is a light, elaborate and decorative style of art.
  • Neoclassicism

    Neo-Classicism was a movement produced in Western Europe it has then spread throughout North Europe. The art was always produced later but it was based on antiquity of Greece and Rome started in the 18th century and continued in 19th century.
  • Romanticism

    Romanticism was a cultural movement that started in Europe in the 18th century known as the romantic period. Romantic art focused on emotions, feelings, and moods of all types including mystery, imagination, and spirituality. The subject varied widely including landscapes, religion, revolution, and peaceful beauty. The brushwork for romantic art became looser and less accurate.
  • Realism

    Realism is a late 19th century art movement. Realism in art refers to accuracy and detail. This doesn't mean that art must be like a photograph. A painting of a man showing his true character could be more realistic than a photograph. After some of the later movements like impressionism, arrived the realism movement has lost its importance and became more like a traditional painting style.
  • Human Proportion

    Human Proportion
  • The Pre-Raphaelites

    The Pre-Raphaelites
    The Pre-Raphaelites were a secret society of young artists and one writer, founded in London in 1848. They were opposed to the Royal Academy’s promotion of the ideal as exemplified in the work of Raphael
  • Impressionism

    Impressionism it was a movement in the late 19th century in French painting, characterized by the goal of producing an impression of a subject by use of reflected light and colour maybe also at different times of the day.
  • Post-Impressionism

    Post-Impressionism is an extended impressionism art movement that was originated from France led away from a naturalistic approach and toward the two major movements of early 20th-century art Cubism and Fauvism, which was made to evoke emotion throughout the vivid colour and often thick application of paint. They tend to distort forms and use unnatural colours in order to get an expressive effect.
  • German Expressionism

    German Expressionism
    German Expressionism was a modern movement that started at the beginning of the 20th century in Germany which was more involved with the relationships between art and society, politics and pop culture. The expressionist artwork displays emotional experience rather than physical reality. Some of the german expressionist artwork was based on war.
  • Fauvism

    The fauves style started in France in the late 20th century. Fauve artists painted straight from nature and also used pure colour aggressively applied straight from the paint tubes to create a sense of an explosion on the canvas.
  • Abstract Expressionism

    Abstract Expressionism
    This is the first American art movement that put New York on the list of the western art. Even when capturing images based on visual realities, the Abstract Expressionists favored a highly abstracted mode.
  • Abstract Expresionism Based Artwork

    Abstract Expresionism Based Artwork
  • Cubism

    Cubism is an early 20th century movement invented by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It was pronounced to be one of the most influencing art movements. Cubists tend to argue that art shouldn’t copy the nature or perspective techniques to be applied to the art. Also their works are easy recognizable due to their flattened, nearly two-dimensional geometric appearance.
  • Cubist Drawing Technique

    Cubist Drawing Technique
  • Futurism

    Futurism was a 20th century art movement and one of the most important Italian movements. It was all about the modern culture style. The new members futurists wanted to destroy any form of old culture and bring the new modern culture to life. This was a late 20th century movement that started in France.
  • Superrematism

    An art movement developed in Russia characterized by severely simple geometric shapes or forms and an extremely limited palette.
  • DADA

    A movement in art started in 1916 during World War 1 where artists displayed their disgust at the propaganda being spread and how the public accepted and promted it. They displayed this disgust through disturbing images, or images that dispict no definite object. Different media maybe also be used to shock the viewer.
  • De Stijl

    De Stijl
    A school of art founded in Holland in 1917 typically using rectangular forms and the primary colors plus black and white and asymmetric balance
  • Constructivism

    A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in 1920 and characterized by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal, and plastic to create nonrepresentational, often geometric objects.
  • Surrealism

    This is a modern movement in the 20th century in art and literature, in which an attempt is made to display the workings of the unconscious mind as in the dreams.
  • Surreal image college

    Surreal image college
  • Pop Art

    Pop Art
    A late 20th century style of art which developed in Britan, that was based on popular culture and used material such as advertisement, movie images or comic books.
  • Artwork in the Pop Art Style

    Artwork in the Pop Art Style
    Piece of work influenced by the great Pop artist Andy Warhol of same image displayed in different colours.
  • OP Art

    OP Art
    A style of modern art that uses patterns and colours in a way that makes the images seem to move or 3 dimensional as you look at them.
  • In the style of Op art

    In the style of Op art
  • Brit Art

    Brit Art
    The Brit Artists is a group of visual British artists who started to exhibit together in London in in 1988. They are known for using already used materials and for their attitude.
  • Gillian Wearing style photograph

    Gillian Wearing style photograph
    My silence spoke a thousand words, but you never heard them.
  • Contemporary ART

    Contemporary art and Modern art are synonyms, it has started from Post Modernism. The Contemporary art society was founded in 1910 by the critic Roger Fry and others.