The Progression of Art in its Various Forms

By evarela
  • Period: Jan 1, 1450 to Jan 1, 1527

    High Renaissance

    Art of the Renaissance embraced the natural world and human emotions with rational mathematical order. Most art works were planned with perfect symmetry and porportion.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Vitruvian Man

    Vitruvian Man
    -Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
    -depicts the "perfect man. " A man whose features are perfectly symmetrical.
  • Jan 1, 1504


    -Michelangelo Buonarrati
    -Each part of David's body is perfectly sculpted so that each part on the right matches with each part on the left. He emanates confidence b/c of this.
  • Jan 1, 1506

    Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
    -Leonardo DaVinci
    -Mona Lisa is positioned exactly and looks as if she's hiding something behind that smile.
  • Jan 1, 1511

    The School of Athens

    The School of Athens
    -identifies every person that was important during this rebirth of learning: Aristotle, Plato, etc.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1520 to


    As opposed to the strict use of classical, natural froms , and three-dimensional space, mannerism stressed the importance of exageration. The main idea was to develop complex visual surfaces and emotionally expressive works.
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Madonna with the Long Neck

    Madonna with the Long Neck
    -Mary is portrayed with an elongated neck that is turned towards her very large baby boy with compassion.
  • Last Supper

    Last Supper
    -Dramatizes the event of the last summer using the awestruck expressions of the apostles and the dynamic color contrast.
  • The Fortune Teller

    The Fortune Teller
    -Michelangelo Caravaggio
    -The clothing between the two people are very opposite: the fortune teller's white to the baron's black and the red against the yellow.
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    The Enlightenment

    Art of the enlightenment fell into three main styles: the baroque, the rococo, and the neoclassical. Towards the end of the period, the contradictions between realism and romanticism are introduced.
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    Baroque art

    Baroque art served to glorify temporal power as it came into being during the time of the sun king, Louis XIV. It was characterized by naturlaistic subjects and sharp contrasts between light and dark.
  • The Vision of Saint John

    The Vision of Saint John
    -El Greco
    -The people in this painting are almost ghost-like in features, but the brighter colors suggest that John's vision was almost dream-like.
  • The Farm Wagons (the cart returning from the hay)

    The Farm Wagons (the cart returning from the hay)
    -Louis Le Nain
    -depicts what a typical peasant family would be doing during this time: farming.
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    Rococo style

    As the rococo style came into use, art shied away from the grand and vibrant style of the Baroque period, and focused on the depiction of light-hearted intimate experiences. Rococo art was characterized by the use of surfaces, light, and pastel colors.
  • Pilgrimage to Cythera

    Pilgrimage to Cythera
    -Antoine Watteau
    -potrays a pleasurable experience with children at play on their pilgrimage to Cynthera.
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    In retaliation to the aristocratic excesses of the baroque and rococo styles, neoclassicism, thought of as a "bourgeosie art," embodied a return to figurative and architectural models. It exemplified simpler and more classical forms from the Renaissance and ancient world.
  • Portrait of Madame de Pompadour

    Portrait of Madame de Pompadour
    -Francois Boucher
    -shows Madame de Pompadour at a time of relaxation and utter serenity. She is curled up with a good book.
  • The Oath of Horatii

    The Oath of Horatii
    -Jacques-Louis David
    -uses Roman vibe within painting to represent sons' oath to their father to renounce their aristocratic ways and go to war for the good of their beloved country of France.
  • The Death of Marat

    The Death of Marat
    -Jacques-Louis David
    -portrays the death of Marat as he was assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday. It represents his martyrdom and all that he meant to his cause after he had died.
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    Art of the Romantic period portrayed scenes from medieval life. Artists looked back towards a time of social stability and religious reverence, when the world they knew was falling head-first into the age of Industrialization.
  • Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

    Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows
    -John Constable
    -represents a past safety and stability in the church with a 'thunder storm" threatening to destroy that, but also offers hope with a rainbow.
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    As Romanticism was against industrialization and scientific objectivity characterized by the time period, Realism was in agreement with it. It was a style of art that sought to adopt the physical world and life with detached observation so that it could depict life in its purest form.
  • The Grain Sifters

    The Grain  Sifters
    -Gustave Courbet
    -It is merely observed that grain sifters are hard at work sifting the grain so that it can be crushed into flower
  • Girls on the River Seine

    Girls on the River Seine
    -Gustave Courbet
    -She is seen as an extremely bored woman waiting for something interesting to happen.
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    The Age of Modern Art

    Modern art is a broad area of art because it labeled a rapid and radical art style with many variations. Art was no longer done for the commission of it, but for the pleasure and expression of it.
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    There were two areas of Impressionism: neo-impressionism and post-impressionism. Neo-impressionism arose primarily in Paris and depicted modern life, focusing on leisure activites. There was a fascination with light, color, and the representation of momentary unfocused visual experiences. Post-Impressionism was characterized by the work of younger artists who used techniques of impressionism, but also attempted to relate it to earlier artistic traditions, such as form and structure.
  • Starry Night

    Starry Night
    -Vincent Van Gogh
    -The moon and the stars of the night sky are seen through the eyes Van Gogh, but there is an order to his madness. Though the tree takes up a lot of space, Van Gogh uses the size and placement of the moon to also draw attention towards the village below.
  • Window Education

    Window Education
    -Louis Comfort Tiffany
    -Glass, an element of the earth, is now used a long with paint to create a whole new kind of product, stained glass.
  • Castle Neuschwanstein at Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany.

    Castle Neuschwanstein at Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany.
    -built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria
    -Neo-Gothicism, a return to medieval architecture, influenced the restructuring of many churches and old castles. This was one of the largest castles built anew.
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    Art Nouveau

    Art nouveau sought to create ornate organic patterns through the use of traditional art materials and incorporation of modern materials like Iron. This distinctive style put emphasis on natural designs in its use of whiplash strokes.
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    Instead of constituting a window to the real world as Impressionism did, Cubism used painting as an art itself with no purpose beyond itself. Objects depicted were reduced to their natural forms of geometric shapes and were mostly two-dimensional.
  • Violin and Palette

    Violin and Palette
    -Georges Braque
    -The Violin is broken down into its geometric essence.
  • Water Lilies

    Water Lilies
    -Claude Monet
    -considered a neo-impressionist piece, it depicts a simple scene of water lilies through the eyes of Monet.
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    Abstract Art

    After WWII, there was a cultural division in art. One side continued with realist and representational art, whereas the other side took on a more abstract feel. Abstract art relied on color, form, line, and texture. It was the creation of art and expression without any recognizable shapes.