Art History Timeline

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Jesus Christ

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The son of God come to take away the sins of the world

The Middle Ages

476 - 1492

Fall of Rome

476 - 477

Beowulf

975 - 1025

Old English Epic Poem. Exact dates unknown.

Norman Conquest of England

1066

Began with the Battle of Hastings

The Crusades

1095 - 1456

Magna Carta signed

1215

Took away absolute power from the British Monarchy.

Geoffery Chaucer

1342 - 1400

Middle English Author

Renaissance

1350 - 1600

The cultural rebirth after the Middle Ages. In this period art, history and literature flourished.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

1360 - 1399

Arthurian Legend. Dates uncertain.

Canterbury Tales written by Chaucer

1387 - 1400

Jan van Eyck

1395 - 1441

Flemish painter

Medici Family Rule

1434 - 1737

They pretty much financed the Renaissance

Arnolfini Wedding by van Eyck

1434

Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

The True Renaissance Man. He was a sculptor, inventor, painter, mathematician and genius.
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War of the Roses in England

1455 - 1485

Albrecht Durer

1471 - 1528

A German painter, engraver, printmaker and mathematician. He also drew the first picture of a rhinoceroses in Europe since the Ice Age.

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564

Greatest painter/sculptor of all time. Nuff said!

Columbus sails to america

1492 - 1493

This was a history changing event

Age of Exploration

1492 - 1585

The time when Europe "discovered" and explored the New World and other parts of the world.

Pieta by Michelangelo

1498 - 1499

Sculpture of Mary holding Jesus in her arms after his crucifixion.

Mona Lisa painted by DaVinci

1503 - 1507

St. Jerome in His Study by Durer

1514

An engraving

Martin Luther 95 Thesis

1517

The Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

El Greco

1541 - 1614

Spanish mannerist painter of Greek descent.

Elizabethan Period

1558 - 1603

Anglo-Spanish War

1585 - 1604

War between Spain and England in which the Spanish Armada was defeated.

The Baroque Period

1590 - 1725

The art of this period was serious, yet flamboyant. It was very aristocratic and intricate.

The Resurrection by El Greco

1595

Rembrandt

1606 - 1669

One of the world's greatest artists second only to Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

Colonial Period

1607 - 1783

The timeframe when Europeans colonized the New World.

John Milton

1608 - 1674

John Bunyan

1628 - 1688

Wrote Pilgrims Progress. Was neighbors with Oliver Cromwell and joined his army. Was jailed under King Charles II in 1660.

Vermeer

1632 - 1675

Painter of "the Kitchen Maid"

The Night Watch by Rembrandt

1642

Neoclassicism

1660 - 1798

Greatly influenced by the classical arts of the Greeks and Romans. Much of the content is staged.

Paradise Lost by John Milton

1667

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

1678

Charles Peale

1741 - 1827

An early American artist who mostly painted portraits. He was also an amateur paleontologist.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1840

The Peale Family by Peale

1770 - 1773

Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The Birth of the United States

1776 - 1783

God bless America

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Romanticism

1800 - 1850

This art period was greatly influenced by Medieval Times and played life up to be more than it is.

Thomas Cole

1801 - 1848

Landscape artist. The Founder of the Hudson RIver School. Painted The Oxbow.

Charles Dickens

1812 - 1870

British author

Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

1813

Jean Millett

1814 - 1875

French Realist Painter

Charlotte Bronte

1816 - 1855

Hudson River School

1825 - 1870

Landscape Painters influenced by Romanticism.

The Oxbow by Thomas Cole

1835 - 1836

Winslow Homer

1836 - 1910

One of his most notable paintings is Snap the Whip

Repast of the Lion by Rousseau

1844

Henri Rousseau

1844 - 1910

A French painter

Jane Eyre by Bronte

1847

Claude Monet

1848 - 1926

This artist was responsible for starting the impressionist period.

The Sower painted by Millett

1850

Realism

1850 - 1899

This art period acted as if life is only what you see with your own eyes. THey were very much opposed to the Romanticists.

A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens

1859

The Civil War

1860 - 1865

Impressionism

1867 - 1886

Impressionists were opposed to the Realists and simply wanted the viewer to get the impression of what you were seeing, not necessarily the actual object.

Impression Sunrise by Monet

1872

The first popular impressionist painting

"Snap the Whip" by Homer

1875

J.R.R. Tolkien

1892 - 1973

British author who created "Middle Earth" and wrote books such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the Silmarillion. He was responsible for leading CS Lewis to the Lord.

C.S. Lewis

1898 - 1963

British theologian and author of The Chronicles of Narnia. Was close friends with J.R.R. Tolkien.

George Orwell

1903 - 1950

British author of Animal Farm and 1984.

World War I

1914 - 1918

It was called "the war to end all wars"………….It wasn't

World War II

1939 - 1945

This was the biggest war in history

Animal Farm by Orwell

1945

Allegory about Communism and the Russian Revolution

Godzilla

1954 - 2015

The King of Monsters

Spider-Man

1962 - 2015

The world's greatest superhero

Isaiah Stoy

1998 - 2014

A fifteen year-old boy in hopes of getting an A in his history class :-)