• 406

    Sophocles death

    Sophocles death
    Sophocles died in 406 BCE at the age of 90 in Athens. He wrote several of the most notable plays that inspired the first ages of art inspirations. Date: 406 BCE
  • Jan 1, 650

    Dark Ages

    Dark Ages
    Time between the fall of the Roman Empire, and rise of the middle ages. The period is marked with a lot of warfare, disease, famine, and general problems in society. Marked as the age of barbarians.
  • May 29, 1040

    David born 1040 bc

    David born 1040 bc
    David was, according to the Bible, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, and according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus
  • May 16, 1386

    Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi's Birth

    Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi's Birth
    Born in 1386 in Florence, Italy, Donatello soon became a student to the Florentine Wool Combers Guild where he was educated in art. He spent a lot of time in art and sold many commissions in Florence.
  • May 29, 1386

    Donatello birth

    Donatello birth
    Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, was an early Renaissance Italian sculptor from Florence
  • May 23, 1400

    Renaissance 1400-1600

    Renaissance  1400-1600
    Prior to the Renaissance life in Europe had been affected by wars and the Black Death. But now Italian scholars began to take a interest in the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans. This time period is called ?The Renaissance? and it literally means ?rebirth?. It was a revolutionary period in which the arts and sciences eventually changed the whole world.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci birth

    Leonardo da Vinci birth
    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer
  • Dec 13, 1466

    Donatello death

    Donatello death
    Born: 1386, Florence, Italy
    Died: December 13, 1466, Florence, Italy
    Nationality: Italian
    Periods: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
  • Dec 13, 1466

    Donatello Death

    Donatello Death
  • Mar 6, 1475

    michelangelo birth

    michelangelo birth
    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
  • May 29, 1483

    Raphael born April 6 or March 28

    Raphael born April 6 or March 28
    Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.
  • May 27, 1503

    Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
    created 1503–1517 The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world
  • Jan 1, 1508

    Creation Of Adam

    Creation Of Adam
    Though named after Pope Sixtus IV, who commissioned the Chapel’s construction, the Sistine Chapel was given everlasting fame by Pope Julius II. For, in 1508, it was he who commissioned Michelangelo to paint frescoes to cover the 10,000 square foot Sistine Chapel ceiling.
  • May 2, 1519

    Leonardo da Vinci death

    Leonardo da Vinci death
    There had never been another man born in the world who knew as much as Leonardo, not so much about painting, sculpture and architecture, as that he was a very great philosopher
  • Apr 6, 1520

    Raphael death

    Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career.
  • Apr 26, 1564

    William Shakespeare born

    William Shakespeare  born
    William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon
  • May 29, 1573

    Caravaggio, Michelangelo

    Caravaggio, Michelangelo
    Caravaggio (1573-1610). Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, the Italian painter Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists before him. They had idealized the human and religious experience.
  • May 23, 1580

    Baroque Paintings

    Baroque Paintings
    Inspired by Dutch Caravaggesque painters such as Gerrit van Honthorst and Hendrick ter Brugghen, Hals painted pictures of carefree musicians during the mid- to late 1620s. Here a young man pours a last drop of red wine onto his thumbnail, a signal to the innkeeper that he needs a refill,
  • Cardsharps

    The Cardsharps is a painting by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
  • Chiaroscuro 1602 1603

    Chiaroscuro 1602 1603
    in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta
  • Rembrandt birth

    Rembrandt birth
    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history
  • William Shakespeare death.

    William Shakespeare  death.
    Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613
  • Molière born

    Molière born
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature
  • The Rape of the Sabine Women

    The Rape of the Sabine Women
    The figures are almost like statues, frozen in time, set against a backdrop of archaeologically correct Roman columns.
  • The Night Watch

    The Night Watch
    Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, also known as The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch
  • Tartuffe

    Tartuffe, or The Impostor, or The Hypocrite, first performed in 1664, is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The characters of Tartuffe, Elmire, and Valère are considered among the greatest classical theatre roles
  • Rembrandt death

    Rembrandt death
    Parents: Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck, Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn
  • Molière death

    Molière death
    Books: Comedies, The Love-tiff, More
  • Antonio Vivaldi birth

    Antonio Vivaldi birth
    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, and teacher. Born in Venice, he was recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe
  • George Frideric Handel birth

    George Frideric Handel birth
    George Frideric Handel was a German-born Baroque composer famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation
  • Pachelbel's Canon Pre 1700s

    Pachelbel's Canon Pre 1700s
    Pachelbel's Canon is the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel in his Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo
  • The Four Season

    The Four Season
    The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces in the classical music repertoire.
  • Classical era (1730–1820)

    Classical era (1730–1820)
    This is a list of composers of the Classical music era, roughly from 1730 to 1820. Prominent composers of the Classical era include Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Stamitz, Joseph Haydn, Johann Christian Bach, Antonio Salieri, Muzio Clementi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Luigi Boccherini. Prominent composers of both the Classical and early Romantic eras include Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.
  • Joseph Haydn birth

    Joseph Haydn birth
    Franz Joseph Haydn, known as Joseph Haydn, was one of the most prominent and prolific composers of the Classical period
  • Messiah (Handel)

    Messiah (Handel)
    is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.
  • Antonio Vivaldi death

    Antonio Vivaldi death
    Nationality: Italian
    Compositions: The Four Seasons, Gloria, Orlando furioso,
    Parents: Camilla Calicchio, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi
  • Thomas jefferson birth

    Thomas jefferson birth
    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States
  • Francisco Goya birth

    Francisco Goya birth
    Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach death

    Johann Sebastian Bach death
    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.
  • Melodrama

    A melodrama is a dramatic work that exaggerates plot and characters in order to appeal to the emotions, often with strongly stereotyped characters. Language, behaviour, or events which resemble melodramas are also called melodramatic. In scholarly and historical musical contexts melodramas are dramas of the 18th and 19th centuries in which orchestral music or song was used to accompany the action.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart birth

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart birth
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood.
  • George Frideric Handel death

    George Frideric Handel death
    Buried: Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
    Education: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (1702–1703)
  • Romantic Era

    Romantic Era
    Romantic Era lasted roughly from 1760 to 1850. It was an era ripe with individualism. Upper-class society was being overshadowed by the common man. Rationalism and realism combined with folklore and mythology. The Romantic era saw revolutions and the rise of industrialization.
  • Monticello

    Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who, after inheriting quite a large amount of land from his father, started building Monticello when he was twenty-six years old
  • Ludwig van Beethoven birth

    Ludwig van Beethoven birth
    Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
  • John Constable birth

    John Constable birth
    John Constable, RA was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as "Constable Country"—which he invested with an intensity of affection
  • Eine kleine Nachtmusik

    Eine kleine Nachtmusik
    Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525, is a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means "a little serenade," though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as "a little night music."[1] The work is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass, but is often performed by string orchestras.[2]
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death
    Full name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart
    Compositions: The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, More
  • The Death of Marat

    The Death of Marat
    The Death of Marat is a painting by Jacques-Louis David of the murdered French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. It is one of the most famous images of the Revolution.
  • Clock Symphony

    Clock Symphony
    The Symphony No. 101 in D major (Hoboken 1/101) is the ninth of the twelve so-called London Symphonies written by Joseph Haydn. It is popularly known as The Clock because of the "ticking" rhythm throughout the second movement.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 5th symphony 1804-1808

    Ludwig van Beethoven 5th symphony 1804-1808
    The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 67, was written in 1804–1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music, and one of the most frequently played symphonies. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterwards. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as "one of the most important works of the time".
  • Joseph Haydn death

    Joseph Haydn death
    Spouse: Maria Anna Aloysia Apollonia Keller (m. 1760–1800)
    Compositions: The Creation, Symphony No. 45, The Seasons,
    Children: Alois Anton Nikolaus Polzelli
  • Richard Wagner born

    Richard Wagner born
    Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works
  • The Third of May 1808

    The Third of May 1808
    The Third of May 1808 is a painting completed in 1814 by the Spanish painter Francisco Goya, now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid
  • The Hay Wain

    The Hay Wain
    The Hay Wain is a painting by John Constable, finished in 1821, which depicts a rural scene on the River Stour between the English counties of Suffolk and Essex
  • Thomas Jefferson death

    Thomas Jefferson death
    Children: Martha Jefferson Randolph, Mary Jefferson Eppes, Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson, Jane Jefferson, Peter Jefferson
  • Ludwig van Beethoven death

    Ludwig van Beethoven death
    Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
  • Francisco Goya death

    Francisco Goya death
    Children: Maria del Rosario Weiss, Javier Goya
  • Toccata and Fugue in D minor

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor
    The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. First published in 1833 through the efforts of Felix Mendelssohn, the piece quickly became popular, and is now one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire. The attribution of the piece to Bach, however, has been challenged since the 1970s by a number of scholars.
  • John Constable Death

    John Constable Death
    Children: Charles Golding Constable
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky bourn

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky bourn
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, often anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy
  • Tap Dance MID 1800S

    Tap Dance MID 1800S
    Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor (or other surfaces) as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music
  • Satire

    Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement
  • ballet

    allet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Ballet requires years of training to learn and master, and much practice to retain proficiency. I
  • Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Der Ring des Nibelungen
    Der Ring des Nibelungen is a cycle of four epic operas by the German composer Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied
  • Richard Wagner Death

    Richard Wagner Death
    Spouse: Cosima Wagner (m. 1870–1883), Minna Planer (m. 1836–1866)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky death

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky death
    Compositions: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Symphony No. 6
  • Pre-Historic Art 30,000 BCE - 10,000 BCE

    Pre-Historic Art 30,000 BCE - 10,000 BCE
    Prehistoric cave art isn't really an art movement as it is a period in mankind's artistic development. It predates writing, printmaking and basically encompasses the genesis of both early sculpture and painting. It is also not a hot topic for art historians, but always of interest to historical anthropologists.
  • 3500 B.C. - The Sumerians

    3500 B.C. - The Sumerians
    The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing and the Egyptions develop Hieroglyphic writing. Sumerian Cuneiform is the oldest known written language in human history and was not deciphered until the nineteenth century AD.
  • Eqypt 2200-2000 BC

     Eqypt 2200-2000 BC
    In the period 2200-2000 BC it seems that social order broke down. Kings still reigned but they had little power and there are few great buildings or writings from this time. This is referred to as the First Intermediate Period, a sort of Dark Ages. Of course, this is based on our source material. If more source material comes to light it may emerge that conditions were not as bad as was said.
  • Greece/Rome Geometric Art dates from around 900 - 700 BC

    Greece/Rome Geometric Art dates from around 900 - 700 BC
    Greek art and sculpture has had a profound effect throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of what the modern day audiences would class as some of the finest artists to have ever lived e.g. Michelangelo. Western art and sculpture derived from Roman art, while in the East, Alexander the Great's conquest gave birth to Greco-Buddhist art,
  • The Middle Ages 350

    The Middle Ages 350
    The Middle Ages was the time after the fall of the Roman Empire up to the time of the Renaissance. Also known as the Dark Ages, it was originally thought that this period of instability had no contributions to the world. However, without the Middle Ages we would have no Gothic design, no stained glass windows in churches, no illuminated manuscripts, and no sense of chivalry.
  • Bone Flute 40000 year ago

    Bone Flute 40000 year ago
    Until 2012 the oldest undisputed musical instrument was the Hohle Fels Flute discovered in the Hohle Fels cave in Germany's Swabian Alb in 2008.
  • Cave Paintings 32000years ago

    Cave Paintings 32000years ago
    In the 20th-century, however, a major irony emerged at Gaugin’s expense. Cave paintings that actually dated from the “infancy of humanity” were discovered throughout Europe. What did they reveal? A detailed realism. Perhaps humanity’s infancy wasn’t so “primitive” after all.
  • stonehenge built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC

    stonehenge  built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC
    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.[1]
  • Venus figurines least 35,000 years ago

    Venus figurines least 35,000 years ago
    Venus figurines is an umbrella term for a number of prehistoric statuettes of women portrayed with similar physical attributes from the Upper Palaeolithic, mostly found in Europe, but with finds as far east as Irkutsk Oblast, Siberia, extending their distribution to much of Eurasia, from the Pyrenees to Lake Baikal.
  • Ziggurats 6th century BC

    Ziggurats 6th century BC
    Ziggurats (/ˈzɪɡʊˌræt/, Akkadian ziqqurat, D-stem of zaqāru "to build on a raised area") were massive structures built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley and western Iranian plateau, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels.
  • king tuts mask 1332 BC – 1323 BC

    king tuts mask 1332 BC – 1323 BC
    Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is popularly referred to as King Tut.
  • Giza pyramids 2560 BC

    Giza pyramids 2560 BC
    The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
  • Parthenon 447 BC

    Parthenon     447 BC
    The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power.
  • roman colosseum 70s bc

    roman colosseum 70s bc
    Constructed in the 70s CE, the ancient elliptical amphitheatre was originally called the Amphitheatrum Flavium, and was the largest stadium in the Roman Empire.
  • Sophocles death 406/405 BCE

    Sophocles death 406/405 BCE
    The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and also Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of a different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of the drama
  • Midieval . 742 - 814)

    Midieval  . 742 - 814)
    Charlemagne (c. 742 - 814) was crowned emperor by Pope Leo III at Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. This coronation marked the beginning of a new relationship between the church and state, with the emperor's temporal authority depending upon the spiritual blessing of the pope
  • David death 970 BC

    David death 970 BC
    Children: Solomon, Absalom, Amnon, Nathan, Tamar, Adonijah,
  • Contrapposto 48 BC

    Contrapposto 48 BC
    Contrapposto is an Italian term that means counterpose. It is used in the visual arts to describe a human figure standing with most of its weight on one foot so that its shoulders and arms twist off-axis from the hips and legs.

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  • Modern Dance

    Modern Dance
    Modern dance is a style of western concert dance which began loosely in the late 19th century and early 20th-century. Modern dance, which has birthplaces in the United States as well as Germany, was a direct response to ballet as the primary form of concert dance.
  • Jazz (Dance)

    Jazz (Dance)
    Jazz dance is a classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance.
  • Swan Lake

    Swan Lake
    Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was first staged at Sadler's Wells theatre in London in 1995. The longest running ballet in London's West End and on Broadway, it has been performed in the UK, Los Angeles, Europe, Australia and Japan
  • Sophocles's Birth

    Sophocles's Birth
    Sophocles was born in 497 or 496 and became one of the first drama writers and wrote Ajax Antigone, The Women of Trachis, and Oedipus the King, among several other things. Oneo of the first known writers of the tragedy genre. Date: 497 BCE
  • Middle Ages Beginning

    Middle Ages Beginning
    Beginning after the collapse of the Roman Empire, and society digging out of the bleakness of the Dark ages - depopulationism and and relocation of groups of ethnic people lead to the Middle Ages, with several groups battling over control of religion and territory.