Animals in art timeline by Sahil

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This is a research a student of mine put together to summarize the history of animals in art.

This is a research a student of mine put together to summarize the history of animals in art.

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  • 1. Animals in ArtSahil Kirpalani
  • 2. 17,000 years ago Cave paintings found in Altamira, Northern Spain are estimated to have been done 17,000 years ago They depicting pictures of bulls, which were are an important source of food for civilizations at that time
  • 3. 12,000 years ago The Magdalenian art period came to an end. One of the three major periods which separate art history. Magdalenian people are the ones that we refer too as the people who flourished in Europe between 18,000 to 10,000 B.C. They are famous for their cave paintings which are estimated to have been created between 40,000- 10,000 B.C.
  • 4. After the ice age… After the ice age came to an end, colors began to flourish This provided a ripe opportunity for new forms of art to emerge, and new styles The Egyptians took this opportunity and utilized animals in their art on tombs and other religions statues, decorating the animals with color and brightness.
  • 5. 200 B.C. This was the period of the prominent Roman empire Roman’s, apart from being skilled workers and fighters, were talented at art. They starting using animals in their art to depict what they do with them, and how animals react in their every day lives. They paintings display how cruel they were to animals, but also how creative their art can be
  • 6. 5th- 15 century  This decade was full of artistic and societal development  Animals in art were a huge part of art in the middle ages. They were used to represent mythical beasts, to decorate medieval manuscripts, and to represent religious symbols.  Animals were used as symbols for what people lived their whole lives based upon
  • 7. 1500’sDuring the time of the renaissance, animals in artgrew greatly in popularityArtists such as Leonardo Da Vinci began creatingpieces of true brilliance, making animals look veryrealisticThis was the opening to a whole new realm ofpossibilities when using animals in art, and the startto a whole new era
  • 8. Late 1500’s Piero Di Cosimo produced ‘the forest fire’. This opened many more peoples eyes to the possibilities of using animals in art The painting depicted animals in the forest, in their natural habitat. It displayed true beauty
  • 9. 1606 Rembrandt was born in Leiden in 1606. He also boosted the popularity of this amazing art form. The pieces he created were extremely ahead of his time, and could be considered modern even if painted today. He used new techniques and styles to create unique images of animals
  • 10. 17 th Century Hunting scenes depicting life and death became very popular This was very relevant to the time period as hunting was a very common way in which people got food Most paintings during this time told a story, and therefore allows us to know about people back then
  • 11. 1724 George Stubbs Famous for his painting of horses, showed how studying a creature could help with the product This was extremely important as it opened new opportunities to how studying an animal and using it as a subject for art could help to learn about it
  • 12. 18 th Century Artists began to show the beauty of animals in their natural habitats. During this century, animals in art took a whole new form This brought out the beauty of the creatures further It allowed for more artistic improvisation and creativity
  • 13. 19th Century Sentimental pictures of pets and livestock During the 19th century, artists started to depict animals in their art which they tend to see and spend time around Pets and livestock became popular subjects, and proved that any animal can prove to be interesting subjects, and can be used to create amazing art
  • 14. 1940 The cave paintings from the North of Spain (Altamira) were found A girl called Maria was with her father, who was exploring the ruins These images being found were extremely beneficial as they provided a little more insight into the society back then, and how they lived
  • 15. Animals in art- Now Animal art is still done with perfection and reality, but a lot of pieces are done with an abstract touch Surreal colors are included to make the picture even more visually interesting. Animals in art has developed significantly throughout the course of artistic history.
  • 16.  Animals in art have been a part of human history forever It has been a source of information, a form of symbolism and religious belief, and a way to really appreciate the beauty of a creature It is an amazing form of art that helps us appreciate how majestic every individual creature can be. As time progresses, im sure It will only get better.
  • 17. Citations http://www.scottish-essays.com/animalart.html http://www.artchive.com/artchive/C/cave.html http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/animals_in_art/animals_in_art.htm http://www.pjlighthouse.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/Art-wonderful-animal-painting-04.jpg http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/World/Altamira.JPG http://www.ekainberri.com/images/argazkiak/ekain03.jpg http://www.artyfactory.com/egyptian_art/egyptian_art_lesson/images/egyptian_figure_8.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NhsN3DddyF8/TP8Gg36nevI/AAAAAAAAAJE/2dL5RquktQc/s200/Screen%2B shot%2B2010-12-07%2Bat%2B10.00.17%2BPM.png http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1606/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1606-78909.jpg http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/Leonardo_da_Vinci/horse.jpeg http://www.andrewgrahamdixon.com/article_images/The%20Forest%20Fire%20%20by%20Piero%20di%20C osimo.jpg
  • 18. Citations 2 http://uploads5.wikipaintings.org/images/rembrandt/an-elephant-1637.jpg http://download.agefotostock.com/fotos/bajaage/cached/2595/INH-402097.jpg http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/animals_in_art/george_stubbs/mares_and_foals.jpg http://www.artgraphica.net/images/art-tutorials/tiger-pastel-demo.jpg http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/866/PreviewComp/SuperStock_866-5938.jpg http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/articles/a172_altamira1.jpg http://watercolor1.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/blue_butterfly_yupo_painting_medium.jpg http://03varvara.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/xu-beihong-the-arrival-of-lao-zi-1943- e1279668274966.jpg?w=1000&h=937