History of Drawing by Anielia lopezPREHISTORY
It includes details of the earliest civilization and features countless examples of Stone Age art, such as petroglyphs (rock engravings), cupules (cup-shaped scourings), cave painting and famous venus figurines. Also includes dates of ancient art from Egyptian (c.2500 BCE), Minoan (c.2000 BCE) and Mycenean (c.1000 BCE) civilizations, and charts the rise in religious art. For a synopsis of the earliest painting and sculpture, see: Oldest Stone Age Art: Earliest 100 Artworks.
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezOils (walnut, linseed) first used for oil-resin varnishes, and for painting on stone & glass.
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezHigh point of Greek black-figure style of ceramic pottery. Soon followed by red-figure.
Democracy in Athens. Celtic La Tène art style begins. Roman Republic starts.
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezBeginning of Medieval art (c.450-1450). Also the start of Byzantine art. Panel painting, Orthodox icon painting and mosaic art flourish.
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezFamous Greek bronze sculpture: Discus Thrower (by Myron).
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezConstruction of the Parthenon begins. Finished 432.
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezDeath of Alexander the Great. Beginning of Hellenistic art (c.323-30 BCE)
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezStart of Chinese Han Dynasty art which produced the first Chinese porcelain. Beginning of the cave art at Ajanta, India - see Classical Indian Painting (up to 1150 CE).
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezEra of Romanticism in art, encouraged by the heroic ideals of the French Revolution. French Romantics led by Eugene Delacroix. Other leading artists included William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, JMW Turner, Thomas Cole and John Constable.
History of Drawing by Anielia lopezMichelangelo paints the Genesis Old Testament Sistine Chapel frescoes.