PREHISTORICPREHISTORIC
100,000BC-1000BC100,000BC-1000BC
Among the earliest pieces of prehistoric
sculpture that has been found is the Venus of
Willendorf , c. 30,0000 - 25,000 BC...
GREEKGREEK
800BC-200AD800BC-200AD
Architectural tile fragment
6th century B.C. Greek,
Lydian; Excavated at Sardis
Terracotta with red and
black painted deco...
ROMANROMAN
120BC-400AD
Cameo architectural panel, ca. 1–25 A.D.; Augustan–early Julio-Claudian
Roman Glass; H. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm), W. 11 7/8 in...
MEDIEVALMEDIEVAL
300AD-1200AD/CE300AD-1200AD/CE
Helmet (Spangenhelm), 6th century
OstrogothicBronze-gilt, iron; H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 (...
RENAISSANCERENAISSANCE
1400CE-1500CE1400CE-1500CE
The Crucifixion, part of an altarpiece wing, ca. 1400
Master of the Berswordt Altar (German, Westphalian,
active ca. 1400–...
BAROQUEBAROQUE
1600’S1600’S
Seated Young Woman
Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578–1610)
Gouache on brown paper; 2 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (7.5
x 7.2 cm)Purchase...
EIGHTEENTH CENTURYEIGHTEENTH CENTURY
1700’S1700’S
Madonna and Child with Saints
1708
Oil on canvas, 406 x 208 cm
San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Fall of Phaeton
1703-04
Oil on...
NINETEENTH CENTURYNINETEENTH CENTURY
1800’S1800’S
The Raft of the Medusa (detail)
1818-19
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris
The Wreck
1821-24
Oil on canvas, 19 x 25 cm
M...
MODERNMODERN
2020THTH
CENTURY, 1900’SCENTURY, 1900’S
The Yellow Cow
1911 (100 Kb); Oil on canvas, 140.5 x
189.2 cm; Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York
The Circle Theatre
1...
CONTEMPORARYCONTEMPORARY
NOWNOW
Steven GregoryOne of Us on a Tricycle
2006
Lynn ChadwickAce of Diamonds
2004
Douglas White
Icarus Palm2005
Billy Lee
Big H...
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  1. 1. PREHISTORICPREHISTORIC 100,000BC-1000BC100,000BC-1000BC
  2. 2. Among the earliest pieces of prehistoric sculpture that has been found is the Venus of Willendorf , c. 30,0000 - 25,000 BC, limestone, height 11 cm, found in lower Austria, now in Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna. Clearly the female reproductive anatomy has been exagerrated, and therefore experts think it likely that it represented a fertility symbol, perhaps carried by a male hunter/gatherer as a reminder of his mate back home. Chauvet Cave. A pride of lions hunt bison, one of the rarest scenes ever found in Paleolithic art. 30,000BC An early painting at Ubirr showing a running male figure with hunting gear. The thin, sticklike limbs and animated stance are characteristic of the Dynamic Figure tradition. The original significance of these figures is unknown but some are arranged in groups that appear to depict ancient hunting practices or ritual activities Stylized female figurine carved from mammoth ivory. From the collection of The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia The sound of the flutes is alleged to lure cranes to a waiting hunter
  3. 3. GREEKGREEK 800BC-200AD800BC-200AD
  4. 4. Architectural tile fragment 6th century B.C. Greek, Lydian; Excavated at Sardis Terracotta with red and black painted decoration; H. 8 1/2 in. (20.51 cm) Lion felling a bull from a marble pediment 525–500 B.C. Greek, Attic Parian marble; H. 25 1/4 in. (64.01 cm) Rogers Fund, 1942 (42.11.35) Ionic capital, torus (foliated base), and parts of a fluted column shaft from the Temple of Artemis at Sardis Parts of this column were found during excavations conducted from 1911 through 1914 at Sardis, the ancient capital of Lydia, in southern Turkey. The Ganymede Jewelry, ca. 330–300 B.C.; Hellenistic Greek; Said to be from near Thessaloniki Gold, rock crystal, emerald; L. of necklace 13 in. (32.99 cm), H. of earrings 2 3/8 in. (6 cm), W. of bracelets 3 1/8 in. (8 cm), W. of fibulae 1 15/16 in. (5 cm), H. of ring 13/16 in. (2.1 cm) Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937 (37.11.8-.17) Spiral armbands with triton and tritoness, ca. 200 B.C.; Hellenistic Northern Greece Gold; H. (left) 5 3/4 in. (15 cm), H. (right) 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm) Rogers Fund, 1956 (56.11.5-.6)
  5. 5. ROMANROMAN 120BC-400AD
  6. 6. Cameo architectural panel, ca. 1–25 A.D.; Augustan–early Julio-Claudian Roman Glass; H. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm), W. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm) Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.145.38a) Cameo fragment with marine animals , first half of 1st century A.D.RomanGlass; H. 9 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. (24.1 x 52.7 cm) Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881 (81.10.347) Cameo portrait of Emperor Augustus, 41–54; Julio- ClaudianRomanSardonyx; H. 1 1/2 in. (3.7 cm) Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1942 (42.11.30) Portrait statue of a boy, Late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Julio-Claudian Roman Bronze; H. 48 1/2 in. (123.2 cm) Rogers Fund, 1914 (14.130.1) Arretine cup signed by Tigranes, ca. 25 B.C.–10 A.D.; Augustan Roman Terracotta; H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.210.37) Intaglio of a venator fighting a lion, 1st century A.D.; Late Augustan to FlavianRomanCarnelian; H. 5/8 in. (1.5 cm) Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941 (41.160.710) Funerary altar, 14–68; Julio-Claudian Roman Marble; H. 31 3/4 in. (80.7 cm) Fletcher Fund, 1925 (25.78.29)
  7. 7. MEDIEVALMEDIEVAL 300AD-1200AD/CE300AD-1200AD/CE
  8. 8. Helmet (Spangenhelm), 6th century OstrogothicBronze-gilt, iron; H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 (42.50.1) Bow Brooch , ca. 600 Langobardic; Made in central Italy Silver with partial gilding, inlaid with niello; 6 5/16 x 3 3/4 in. (17.6 x 9.5 cm) Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955 (55.56) Disk Brooch with Cameo and Cabochons, brooch ca. 600, cameo 100–300 Langobardic (mount), Roman (cameo) Gold sheet; settings of onyx, cameo, glass (red and green cabochons); wire; Diam. 2 7/16 x 1/4 in. (6.2 x 0.7 cm) Purchase, 1895 (95.15.101) Two Shield Bosses , 7th century Langobardic Iron, gilt bronze; 1984.184.1: 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (19 x 9 cm); 1984.184.2: 7 x 3 1/2 in. (17.8 x 9 cm) Purchase, Bequest of Stephen V. Grancsay, by exchange, and Rogers Fund, 1984 (1984.184.1,2)
  9. 9. RENAISSANCERENAISSANCE 1400CE-1500CE1400CE-1500CE
  10. 10. The Crucifixion, part of an altarpiece wing, ca. 1400 Master of the Berswordt Altar (German, Westphalian, active ca. 1400–1435)Tempera and gold on wood; 23 1/2 x 17 in. (59.7 x 43.2 cm) Rogers Fund, 1943 (43.161) The Visitation, 1444Probably Strasbourg; From the Carmelite church at Boppard-am-RheinPot-metal glass; 43 7/8 x 29 1/4 x 3/8 in. (111.4 x 74.3 x 1 cm)Francis T. Leland Fund, 1913 (13.64.3ab) Christ Carrying the Cross, ca. 1475–80 Martin Schongauer (German, ca. 1445–1491) Engraving; 11 3/8 x 16 7/8 in. (28.9 x 42.9 cm) Purchase, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, 1935 (35.27) Ewer with Wild Man Finial, ca. 1500 German; Made in Nuremberg Silver, silver-gilt, painted and enameled decoration; H. 25 in. (63.5 cm) The Cloisters Collection, 1953 (53.20.2)
  11. 11. BAROQUEBAROQUE 1600’S1600’S
  12. 12. Seated Young Woman Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578–1610) Gouache on brown paper; 2 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (7.5 x 7.2 cm)Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund, Leon D. Black Gift, and Dodge Fund, 1997 (1997.373) Stove, 17th century (ca. 1684–85) Attributed to the pottery of David II Pfau (1644– 1702); Possibly assisted by Hans Heinrich III Pfau; Decoration after designs by Tobias Stimmer (1539– 1584) and Christoph Murer (1558–1614) Swiss (Winterthur Hunting horn, ca. 1710–20 Jacob Schmid (German, 1642–1720) Nuremberg Brass; 2 1/2 coils; Diam. of bell 9 in. (22.8– 23 cm) Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.16 The Holy Family and other representations of the childhood of Christ occur frequently in Rembrandt's art during the 1640s. Domestic happiness and intimacy are their dominate mood. Evangelist Matthew and the Angel 1661 Oil on canvas, 96 x 81 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris
  13. 13. EIGHTEENTH CENTURYEIGHTEENTH CENTURY 1700’S1700’S
  14. 14. Madonna and Child with Saints 1708 Oil on canvas, 406 x 208 cm San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice Fall of Phaeton 1703-04 Oil on canvas Museo Civico, Belluno George Washington's Mount Vernon estate extended over eight thousand acres and was divided into five farms, each a complete unit with its own overseers, work force of slaves, livestock, equipment, and buildings Thomas Jefferson Foundation Monticello's West Front
  15. 15. NINETEENTH CENTURYNINETEENTH CENTURY 1800’S1800’S
  16. 16. The Raft of the Medusa (detail) 1818-19 Oil on canvas Musée du Louvre, Paris The Wreck 1821-24 Oil on canvas, 19 x 25 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris The Epsom Derby 1821 Oil on canvas, 92 x 122 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Riderless Horse Races 1817 Oil on canvas, 45 x 60 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris
  17. 17. MODERNMODERN 2020THTH CENTURY, 1900’SCENTURY, 1900’S
  18. 18. The Yellow Cow 1911 (100 Kb); Oil on canvas, 140.5 x 189.2 cm; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York The Circle Theatre 1936 (130 Kb); Oil on canvas, 27 x 36 inches; Private collection Rooms by the Sea 1951 (140 Kb); Oil on canvas, 29 x 40 inches; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut Giacomo Balla: Boccioni's Fist, 1915. (1855/1968), Hirschorn Museum, Washington DC Umberto Boccioni: The Development of a Bottle in Space, 1912. Museum of Modern Art, New York Giacometti: Striding Man, 1960. Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
  19. 19. CONTEMPORARYCONTEMPORARY NOWNOW
  20. 20. Steven GregoryOne of Us on a Tricycle 2006 Lynn ChadwickAce of Diamonds 2004 Douglas White Icarus Palm2005 Billy Lee Big Head 2005 Steven Gregory Samurai Warrior 2004

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