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The History of Art

  • 38,000 BCE

    Prehistoric and Ancient Art

    Prehistoric and Ancient Art
    Prehistoric art is one of the most oldest forms of art in the world. The earliest forms of prehistoric art were found in caves in Europe almost 40000 years ago, around 38,000 BCE in the Paleolithic Era. The art that took place in the prehistroic times date back from the Paleolithic era to the Bronze age of Europe, from various art forms such as paintings in caves all the way to the development of architecture.
  • 38,000 BCE

    The Paleolithic Era

    The Paleolithic Era
    This is the time period of hunting, gathering, & where cave art first appeared. Cave art begins with tools that were made from stone. In these caves, many paintings of animals were found, since they were the most popular subject. of hunters, herdsmen and breeders. Also, during this time period, this is the era where the very first Venus figurines were created.
    http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/prehistoricart/
    http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/prehistoric/paleolithic-art-culture.htm#art
  • 10,000 BCE

    The Mesolithic Era

    The Mesolithic Era
    It is said that the people from the Mesolithic Era had continued making art that was developed in the Upper Paleolithic era. The Mesolithic time period focused more on agriculture and animal domestication. This is the time where the art form of pottery has begun. Rock painting and cave art still exists in the Mesolithic era and sculptures was being produced, mainly relief sculpture. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/prehistoric/mesolithic-art.htm
  • 8000 BCE

    The Neolithic Era

    The Neolithic Era
    This is referred as the "New Stone Age." This was the time where all arts and crafts have been abandoned the semi-nomadic lifestyle of hunting and gathering. The Neolithic time period witnessed a massive change in regards of a lifestyle from across the world! It resulted in the cave art from the Paleolithic era to disappear since many adopted a lifestyle of agriculture and animal domestication. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/prehistoric/neolithic-art.htm
  • 3100 BCE

    The Bronze Age

    The Bronze Age
    his time period is linked to the Stone Age and Iron Age. The Bronze Age is associated with the production of bronze and the development of a variety of wide range of functional and precious metalwork, along with the increase of economic productivity and the emergence of skilled workers. The best art from this time period appeared in the Mediterranean, during the rise of Mesopotamia. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/ancient-art/bronze-age.htm
  • 2500 BCE

    Egyptian Art

    Egyptian Art
    This picture is a great example of Egyptian art. In Egyptian art, the artists try to lay out every single detail of an important person's physical appearance, such as a Pharaoh.
  • 2000 BCE

    Minoan Art

    Minoan Art
    In Minoan art, the paintings would almost always have the viewer looking at just the sides. You can only see just a part of the body that is painted. Pottery was also a big part of the Minoan time period. Unfortunately the decline of the Minoan era because the culture was collapsing and has disappeared since then. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/ancient-art/minoan.htm#decline
  • 1250 BCE

    The Iron Age

    The Iron Age
    Development was much more faster in terms of art and architecture. Throughout this time, the widespread use of of iron and iron tools has resulted in greater prosperity, especially in the area of the eastern Mediterranean. Greek art such as sculptures, pottery, were created. However, Greece was losing power at the end of the iron Age. As a result, Roman art had started to appear. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/ancient-art/iron-age.htm
  • 800 BCE

    Greek Art

    Greek Art
    Sculptures are a huge form of art in Greek culture. The sculptures are probably one of the most beautiful art form in history and it is certainly one of the oldest methods to creating art. However, it takes a large amount of time and patience to make a sculpture. Greek is architecture is also a beautiful achievement of the Greek era. The two most famous art types were the Classical times and the Hellenistic era. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/greek-art.htm
  • 246 BCE

    Roman Art

    Roman Art
    For many centuries, Ancient Rome was the strongest nation on Earth. Rome excelled in the military and welfare, architecture and engineering. Roman art is heavily influenced by art from the Hellenistic era (essentially Greek art), such as paintings and sculptures to the architecture. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/roman-art.htm
  • 329

    Christian and Medieval Art

    Christian and Medieval Art
    At this era, religion is starting to take a big role in art. A perfect example of Medieval Christian art is the picture of Jesus that you see here. Most of the finest art pieces that re[present the early Christian Medieval times are in Western Europe, which date to 600 BCE! http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/medieval-christian-artworks.htm
  • 500

    Byzantine Art

    Byzantine Art
    Byzantine art was started at the same time Medieval art was being developed. The types of art forms that were created in the Byzantine era were murals and mosaics. Most of the art from the Byzantine era were mostly painted on walls of churches.
  • Nov 30, 800

    European Revival

    European Revival
    During this time, various forms of art such as Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic art, specifically the architecture and the art from the Gothic period. The picture that is provided here is an example of European Revival, in terms of art.
  • Nov 30, 800

    Carolingian Art

    Carolingian Art
    The Carolingian era has been dubbed as the revival of "Christian art." This happened at the time when Charlemagne was crowned as King of the Franks. At this time, the most famous Palastine Chapel was built. Sculptures in stone were restricted to church furnishing, such as choir enclosures. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/carolingian-art.htm#charles http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art-timeline.htm
  • Nov 30, 1000

    Ottonian Art

    Ottonian Art
    By the start of the 10th century, the Carolingian Empire was declining as a result from attacks from their enemies. The three major influences of the art that was produced in the Ottonian era was the revival of northern Carolingian artistic heritage, renewed interest in Italian art, and lastly, having a more direct contact with art from the Byzantine era. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/ottonian-art.htm#characteristics
  • Nov 30, 1000

    Gothic Art

    Gothic Art
    Gothic art and architecture is best known for its dark style and sculptures of gargoyles, buttresses, and stained glass art. Gothic architecture examples include cathedrals that can be found in Northern France. One of the finest examples of Gothic art is the Notre Dame cathedral. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/gothic.htm
  • Nov 30, 1400

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    The Renaissance is an extremely famous event in world history. Mainly because Western art was being re-established, specifically Greek art and sculptures. Many artists were inspired by Greek and Roman era. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/renaissance-art.htm#effects
  • Nov 30, 1400

    Italian Early Renaissance

    Italian Early Renaissance
    Early Italian Renaissance art began to flourish in Florence during the first decade of the 15th Century. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/early-renaissance.htm
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest artists to have ever lived. He was one of the very few Renaissance men, which are people who are skilled in multiple fields such as art, philosophy, mathematics, etc. His most famous painting is the Mona Lisa.
  • Mar 6, 1475

    Michelangelo

    Michelangelo
    He was the greatest sculptor in the High Renaissance era.
  • Nov 30, 1490

    Italian High Renaissance

    Italian High Renaissance
    Greatest artists include Leonardo da Vinci- a master of oil painting; Michaelangelo- greatest sculptor; Raphael- finest painter in the High Renaissance. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/high-renaissance.htm#definition
  • Nov 30, 1503

    The Mona Lisa

    The Mona Lisa
    The Mona Lisa is one of the world's most famous painting and it was created by Leonardo da Vinci. I personally believe that it is one of the most beautiful painting that was created throughout history.
  • The Baroque Era

    The Baroque Era
    This era of art was originated in Rome. The art that was developed tended to be large-scale, such as monumental wall paintings. Painters approached a strong sense of movement in regards to art, using swirling spirals and upward diagonals. The architecture was designed to create spectacle and illusion to viewers. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/baroque.htm#types
  • American Colonial Art

    American Colonial Art
    The term "American Colonial art" is a description of both the art and the architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries when settlers came to America from Europe. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/american-colonial.htm#history
  • Romanticism

    Romanticism
    Revolutionary idealism was combined with Neoclassicism to produce a romantic style of art. Painters in this era include Henry Fuseli, Francisco Goya, John Constable.
  • Rococo Era

    Rococo Era
    It was associated with Madame Pompadour, who was the mistress of King Louis XV and the Parisian homes of the French aristocracy. All forms of art dealt with an ideal of elegant prettiness. Rococo art appeared in France, Germany, Italy and England. The architecture from the Rococo era was associated with France in the 18th century. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/rococo.htm
  • Realism

    Realism
    The theme of realism was spread to every single genre of art, which heavily influenced artists to create art of subjects that vary from people to landscapes. The favorite subject matter of realist painters included scenes of street life, scenes of rural and urban, cafes, etc. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/realism.htm
  • Modern Art

    Modern Art
    There is no way to describe what modern art really is. It was produced from 1870-1970. Modern art embraces almost everything from pure abstraction to hyper realism. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/modern-art.htm#definition
  • French Impressionism

    French Impressionism
    Impressionism is plein-air painting, which is characterized by rapid, spontaneous and loose brushstrokes. Artists from the Impressionist era sought out to capture fleeting moments. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/impressionism.htm
  • Expressionism

    Expressionism
    Expressionism art has been described as an intensely personal form of art. The artist's goal when trying to paint is to express their emotions about the object that they are painting. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/expressionism.htm
  • Cubism

    Cubism
    Invented by Pablo Picasso and George Braque in Paris, France during the period 1907-19012. Cubism influenced the use of geometric patterns when painting landscape composition. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/cubism.htm
  • Surrealism

    Surrealism
    Surrealism is considered to be the last major art movement to be associated with the Ecole de Paris. The founder of Surrealism was Andre Breton. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/surrealism.htm