AP Euro Art Timeline

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  • Jan 1, 1295

    Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

    Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata
    By Giotto di Bonbonne
    This painting reflects the Medieval art period by displaying the religious subject of Saint Francis and the angel in a very dramatic position that shows how society was very centered on religion and how the Catholic Church had pull on almost all areas of society.
  • Jan 1, 1506

    Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
    By Leonardo Da Vinci
    This famous painting by Da Vinci was a transition from Medieval art that included more subjects such as portraits of women that would be a major role in humanism which appeals to human needs, abilities and interests. This shows that society during the Renaissance began new changes in all areas including art.
  • The Baptism of Christ

    The Baptism of Christ
    By Nicolas Poussin
    This painting shows how in society that Catholic Church had pushed back against the rising Protestant Reformation by starting the Baroque art movement to encourage people to stay on the church's side.
  • The Raven

    The Raven
    By Edgar Allan Poe
    This poem shows the amount of emotion Poe displays which reflects on society that wanted to express their emotion from their reaction to the Industrial Revolution.
  • The Gleaners

    The Gleaners
    By Jean-Francois Millet
    This painting reveals the harsh reality of working under bad working conditions. This was a push back against Romanticism and it's fantasies of emotion and happiness. This reflects upon the reality of the world they live in and the artists purpose to convey that message.
  • Bal du moulin de la Galette

    Bal du moulin de la Galette
    By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    This impression of reality shows how much change occurs in artwork and the breaking out of old traditional art into modern art. This reflects upon society's effort to become more modern and more civilized as time progresses.
  • A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

    A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
    By Georges Seurat
    This product of Post-Impressionism showed that the boundaries of modern art were being pushed even further. With points of paint creating the painting, this reflects in society that artists wanted to further modernize all aspects of society to further better and progress the human race.
  • Starry Night

    Starry Night
    By Vincent van Gogh
    This famous Post-Impressionist painting was a product on van Gogh's genius in creating his stars, the sky all elements of the paintings with a different techniques. This reflects upon society's to once against modernize society and progress all aspects of it to benefit the human race.
  • The Scream

    The Scream
    By Edvard Munch
    This painting surely expresses the shocked face of the figure in the middle. This idea of expressionism had also supported the use of emotion in the artwork and reflected upon the horror of WWI and the artist letting the world know how he feels about this realization.
  • The Wounded Angel

    The Wounded Angel
    By Hugo Simberg
    This painting symbolizes an ideal meeting the ruthless reality with the angel being the ideal and the 2 boys being reality. This type of displayed a deeper meaning in society by showing the ruin of new thinking by any of those who want to bring it down like Realists.
  • The Song of Love

    The Song of Love
    By Giorgio di Chirico
    This painting represents the result of finding truth within the subconscious mind and dreams. This impact society by inspiring many authors, artists, etc. to invent their own theories or realities in the natural world.
  • Three Musicians

    Three Musicians
    By Pablo Picasso
    This Cubist painting by Picasso could represent the harmony of the musicians and seems like cut out paper but is actually a painting with many jagged shapes forming it. This reflects upon society by representing a type of meaning and conveying it though different appearance like jagged shapes to make the viewer think.
  • No.5, 1948

    No.5, 1948
    By Jackson Pollock
    This oddly confusing painting by Pollock has absolutely no subject except just splatters of paint. Lots of Abstract art was like this and didn't have a subject but tried to show emotion in the painting. This impacts society by revealing more about the artist's emotions especially since the movement came after WWII.
  • Eight Elvises

    Eight Elvises
    By Andy Warhol
    This painting by Warhol was something that gives off a sort of fun vibe off of it. Lots of Pop art had this repetition and sort of different textures and colors too. This reflects on society by showing the embracing of culture and endorse the modern world that they live in.
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    Jan 1, 1300

    Medieval Period

    Medieval art at this time was very centered around religion and Catholic subjects. The medieval period could be separate into 3 main periods and styles: the Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Art periods. Many paintings, sculptures, metal works, engraving, satined glass windows, and manuscripts were produced during this period. Medieval art deeply reflects society at this time as very religious and committed to Christianity.
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    Jan 1, 1400
    Dec 31, 1525

    Renaissance Period

    The Renaissance was split into 2 periods called the Early and High Renaissance. This period was a time where art subjects transitioned from just religious subjects to mythology, historical subjects and everyday life and individual portraits. Many new styles were introduced like perspective, balance and proportion and using light and dark. Renaissance reflected society at this time by showing new beginnings in society and ushered a new age full of new ideas and attitudes.
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    Baroque Period

    Baroque art was very emotional and dramatic, especially in religious paintings because it started with the Catholic Church wanting their artwork to be more emotional and dramatic. It also focused on general movement and action. Baroque reflects on society by showing how their response to the Protestant Reformation at the time.
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    Romantic art was focused mostly on emotion, feeling and all types of moods as well. Romanticism had varied subject matter too like landscapes, revolutions, etc. Romantic artwork changed with looser brushstrokes and less precision. This reflects on society with it being a reaction to the Industrial Revolution and it greatly affecting thinking, art, literature, and music.
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    Realism was a movement that tries to depict the real world as it is and paint everyday subjects and people. Realism reflects on society by pushing back against Romanticism and looking at the world through a realistic point of view, usually a darker point of view. Things like the harsh conditions of the Second Industrial Revolution inspired many Realist works.
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    Impressionism was a movement that was originally a rebellion against normal artistry that art critics found to be normal. Impressionism concerned itself with light and color more than the actual object in the artwork. They often used everyday subjects and used rapid brush strokes with unmixed colors. This reflects on society by showing change in the norm of the art world, revealing that society is changing and making new norms for itself instead of tradition.
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    Pointillism was the movement that was considered part of the Post-Impressionist movement and included the technique of using small points of paint to create an entire painting. This reflects upon society by also showing change within its ideas about creativity and bringing it to new lengths and different levels, instead of just sticking to a singular method, like with people and philosophical thinking.
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    Post-Impressionism is the movement that kept trying to push the boundaries of modern art to new levels. Their artwork used light, shadow and color like the Impressionists but had different techniques, subjects, etc. to express their emotions differently. This reflects upon society by showing how much society is trying to make that push to become modern and bring it to its full extent.
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    Symbolism was a reaction to Realism and Impressionism. This movement was used to express meaning through an indirect manner, Many Symbolists used subjects like heroes, women, animals and landscapes to express deeper meanings of love, sin, death, religion or disease. This reflects upon society by showing that it wants to create a deeper meaning and make others think about what the symbols in art represent,
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    Expressionism was a movement that once again painted about emotion in the artwork. This movement had got on for awhile, starting with people like van Gogh but finally had a name for itself later. This reflects upon society by showing their emotion and response to the horrors of modern warfare in WWI.
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    Cubism is the movement that tried to depict three-dimensional subjects in different ways. It'd break up the subject into different shapes and repaint it from different angles. There were 2 different types of cubism at the time: Analytical and Synthetic Cubism. This reflects upon society by showing the abstract ideas displayed conveyed by a different means though shapes.
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    Surrealism was philosophical movement that claimed it found truth in the world through the subconscious mind and dreams, instead of logic.this started many artists to start many theories in their work. This reflects upon society by expressing human creativity expanding beyond logical thought.
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    Abstract Period

    Abstract art was a type of art that had no subject at all, with only colors, lines, and shapes. Although there is no subject or seems to have any meaning at all, it does try to express some kind of emotion. This reflects upon society by showing emotion from an artwork through a different means, in this case without any subject and only colors, shapes and lines.
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    Pop Period

    Pop art was a movement that used many icons in the everyday world. This was meant to convey a sense of fun within the art. Pop art used many famous celebrities like movie or rock stars. They could even use commercial items like a soup can. Repetition was also an essential for Pop art and changing either color or texture with each painting of the icon. This reflects on society by fully expressing the culture and any people/items that help create that culture.