Gothic Art Movement (Notre-Dame Cathedral) (1150-1200)
The Gothic Art movement was led by the Catholics. "There was no such thing then as art for art's sake. It was art for religion's sake." Architecture was prominant, and was built to stretch tall towards the sky as if to touch God. Gothic Architecture was also known for its illuminated manuscripts and stained glass.
Jul 1, 1400
Early Renaissance (1400-1450) (Paolo Uccello - "San Romano Battle")
The Early Renaissance was the period of artistic development in Italy when art broke away from the rigid Byzantine and Gothic traditions to develop a more naturalistic approach to drawing and the organization of figures within a landscape.
Jul 1, 1480
High Renaissance (c.1480-1520) (Leonardo DaVinci - Mona Lisa)
The High Renaissance was a high point of creative genius, creating balance and harmony.
Jul 1, 1520
Mannerism (c 1520-1580) (Parmigianino - "Madonna With The Long Neck")
A period of over-styalized work, which began between the High Renaissance and Baroque. Mannerism is emotional, elongated and overly styalized
Baroque (c 1600-1700) ( Palma Giovan- Virgin and Child with Saints)
Baroque was a long movement with many artists, and catered to the tensions between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Baroque included techniques of dramatic illumination of figures out of deep shadow
Rococo ( c 1700-1775) (J.H.Fragonard, The Swing, c.1767)
Abstract Art - (1907-Present) (Kazimir Malevich- Black Square, c. 1913)
The word "Abstract" means 'abstract' means to withdraw part of something in order to consider it separately. Abstract art focuses more on line, shape, tone, pattern, texture, or form.
Cubism ( c 1907-1915) (Pablo Picasso - Ambroise Vollard, 1915)