Creative Fine Arts Timeline Prehistoric to Contemporary
Binocular-shaped vessel~2 nd half of 4 th Millennium BC
Horse sketch on stone
Venus of Willendorf~24,000-22,000 BCE
Helmet~late century BC, Archaic
Statue of Wounded Warrior~460-450BC
“ I thought to myself, “I am wiser than this man: Neither of us knows anything that is really worthwhile, but he thinks he has knowledge when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think that I have. I seem, at any rate, to be a little wiser than he is on this point. I do not think that I know what I do not know.”
Map of Roman Territory in 44BC
Sword~mid 1 st Century BC; late Iron Age
“ Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale; were I a swan; the part of a swan.”
Silver Plate with David and Goliath~629-630AD
“ Unless you believe, you will not understand.”
Artists often used animal designs to enliven the Sacred text.
Nostradomus Quatrain 2-24
“ Beasts ferocious with hunger will swim across the rivers, greater part of the army will be against Hister. The great one will cause him to be dragged in a cage of iron, when the German infant observes no law.”
This was Quatrain was thought to have meant to be about Hitler and WWII.
Baroque 1600’ s
All of these paintings and Sculptures are done by Gianlorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest Baroque artists ever. I think his work is incredible.
The Sculpture of the Goat Amalthea with Infant Jupiter and a Faun, Bernini sculpted when he was only 10 years old.