AP Euro Art History

Timeline created by 19Pgupta
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Madonna and Child

    Madonna and Child
    By Duccio di Buoninsegna
  • Jan 1, 1432

    Ghent Altarpiece

    Ghent Altarpiece
    By Hubert and Jan van Eyck
  • Jan 1, 1495

    The Last Supper

    The Last Supper
    By Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jan 1, 1532

    The Prince

    By Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Jan 1, 1573

    The Feast in the House of Levi

    The Feast in the House of Levi
    By Paolo Veronese
  • Triumph of the Immaculate

    Triumph of the Immaculate
    By Paolo De Matteis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrews

    Mr. and Mrs. Andrews
    By Thomas Gainsborough
  • Oath of the Horatii

    Oath of the Horatii
    By Jacques-Louis David
  • Liberty Leading the People

    Liberty Leading the People
    By Eugène Delacroix
  • The Raven

    By Edgar Allan Poe
  • A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

    A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
    By Édouard Manet
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    By Mark Twain
  • Flaming June

    Flaming June
    By Sir Frederic Leighton
  • Persistence of memory

    Persistence of memory
    By Salvador Dalí
  • The Weeping Woman

    The Weeping Woman
    By Pablo Picasso
  • Woman III

    Woman III
    By Willem de Kooning
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1400


    During the Early Middle Ages, the Catholic Church financed many projects, and the oldest examples of Christian art survive in the Roman catacombs, or burial crypts beneath the city. By 350 AD, the Church had two power centers, Rome in the West and Constantinople in the East. Medieval artists decorated churches and works for public appreciation using classical themes. The Gothic style developed in the middle of the twelfth century and is named after the Goths who ruled France.
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    Jan 1, 1400
    Jan 1, 1500


    The revival of classical learning and art. Centered at first in Florence, it marked the end of the Middle Ages and was the outstanding creative period in western art. Architecture, painting, and sculpture, deriving from Greek and Roman models, developed with an unparalleled vigor and prominence, and the artist gained a role in society hitherto unknown, mainly due to the rival city states that employed them. Artistic innovation included perspective and painting with oil.
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    Jan 1, 1430
    Jan 1, 1580

    Northern Realism

    Realism, in the arts, the accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of nature or of contemporary life. Realism rejects imaginative idealization in favour of a close observation of outward appearances.
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    Jan 1, 1530
    Jan 1, 1580


    An artistic style that predominated in Italy from the end of the High Renaissance in the 1520s to the beginnings of the Baroque style around 1590. The Mannerist style originated in Florence and Rome and spread to northern Italy and, ultimately, to much of central and northern Europe. Mannerism originated as a reaction to the harmonious classicism and the idealized naturalism of High Renaissance art as practiced by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael in the first two decades of the 16th century.
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    a fairly complex idiom, originating in Rome, which flowered during the period c.1590-1720, and which embraced painting, and sculpture as well as architecture. After the idealism of the Renaissance, and the slightly 'forced' nature of Mannerism, Baroque art above all reflected the religious tensions of the age - notably the desire of the Catholic Church in Rome (as annunciated at the Council of Trent, 1545-63) to reassert itself in the wake of the Protestant Reformation.
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    An artistic style that was characterized by fanciful curved asymmetrical forms and elaborate ornamentation. Also involves fancy curved forms and much decoration.
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    A style in architecture, decorative art, and fine art, based on the imitation of surviving classical models and types. Characterized by the introduction and widespread use of Greek orders and decorative motifs, the subordination of detail to simple, strongly geometric overall compositions, the presence of light colors or shades, frequent shallowness of relief in ornamental treatment of façades, and the absence of textural effects.
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    An artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe and characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's expression of emotion and imagination, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against established social rules and conventions.
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    The vibrant colors represented the high society of the picture of England which was shaped by the 64-year reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century. Queen Victoria's reign saw a great expansion of the British Empire, which led to a high level of prosperity and social and fashion finery which was recorded in bright, emotional color.
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    A style of painting developed in the last third of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by short brush strokes of bright colors in immediate juxtaposition to represent the effect of light on objects.
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    Emerged as a response to a widespread anxiety about humanity's increasingly discordant relationship with the world and accompanying lost feelings of authenticity and spirituality. In part a reaction against Impressionism and academic art, Expressionism was inspired most heavily by the Symbolic currents in late nineteenth-century art.
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    A style of painting and sculpture, characterized chiefly by an emphasis on formal structure, the reduction of natural forms to their geometrical equivalents, and the organization of the planes of a represented object independently of representational requirements.
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    An art style that sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and powerfully influenced by psychoanalysis, the Surrealists believed the rational mind repressed the power of the imagination, weighting it down with taboos. Influenced also by Karl Marx, they hoped that the psyche had the power to reveal the contradictions in the everyday world and spur on revolution.
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    Abstract Expressionism

    A movement in experimental, nonrepresentational painting originating in the U.S., with sources in earlier movements, and embracing many individual styles marked in common by freedom of technique, a preference for dramatically large canvases, and a desire to give spontaneous expression to the unconscious.