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Art History

  1. 1. History of Painting The short version… The History of Painting The short version…
  2. 2. Byzantine art is the art of the Byzantine Empire, centered in Constantinople (now Istanbul).   Byzantine art was completely focused on the needs of the Orthodox church, in the painting of icons and the decoration of churches with frescoes and mosaics. 5 th century AD - 1453
  3. 3. Sano di Pietro The Renaissance was a period of great creative and intellectual activity, during which artists broke away from the restrictions of Byzantine Art. Throughout the 15th century, artists studied the natural world in order to perfect their understanding of such subjects as anatomy and perspective. 15 th century ( High Renaissance began 1500)
  4. 4. Mary Cassatt Impressionism Impressionism is a light, spontaneous manner of painting which began in France as a reaction against the restrictions and conventions of the dominant academic art. Academic Art is the painting and sculpture produced under the influence of the Academies in Europe and especially France, where many artists received their formal training. It is characterized by its highly polished style, its use of mythological or historical subject matter, and its moralistic tone. 1860’s - 1880’s                                                                                                     
  5. 5. Vincent Van Gogh Impressionism 1860’s - 1880’s
  6. 6. Impressionism Claude Monet 1860’s - 1880’s
  7. 7. Georges Seurat 1880’s
  8. 8. Pointillism is a form of painting in which tiny dots of primary-colors are used to generate secondary colors. It is an offshoot of Impressionism, and is usually categorized as a form of Post-Impressionism. Georges Seurat 1880’s
  9. 9. Suzanne Valadon Post-Impressionist Post-Impressionism is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of artists who were influenced by Impressionism but took their art in other directions. 1880’s - 1900
  10. 10. Pablo Picasso Cubism Cubism was developed between about 1908 and 1912 in a collaboration between Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Their main influences are said to have been Tribal Art and the work of Paul Cezanne. The movement itself was not long-lived or widespread, but it began an immense creative explosion which resonated through all of 20th century art. The key concept underlying Cubism is that the essence of an object can only be captured by showing it from multiple points of view simultaneously. 1908 - 1920
  11. 11. Chuck Close Photorealist Photorealism is a movement which began in the late 1960's, in which scenes are painted in a style closely resembling photographs. 1960’s – 1970’s
  12. 12. (Photograph) (Abstract Self Portrait) 1960’s – 1970’s
  13. 13. Jackson Pollock Abstract Expressionism 1946 – 1960’s
  14. 14. Jackson Pollock Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism is a type of art in which the artist expresses himself purely through the use of form and color. It’s non-representational, or non-objective, art, which means that there are no actual objects represented. 1946 – 1960’s
  15. 15. Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Pop Art is a style of art which explores the everyday imagery that is so much a part of contemporary consumer culture. Common sources of imagery include advertisements, consumer product packaging, celebrity photographs, and comic strips. 1950’s – 1960’s
  16. 16. Andy Warhol Acrylic Paint and Silkscreen
  17. 17. Mark Rothko Abstract Expressionism 1946 – 1960’s