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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.