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St. Augustine started writing The Confessions

397

The Arnolfini Portrait - Jan Van Eyck

1434

Johannes Gutenberg's printed version of the Bible was introduced

1455

The Birth of Venus - Sandro Botticelli

1486

The Last Supper - Leonardo Da Vinci

1495

Portrait of a Man, Said to be Christopher Columbus - Sebastiano del Piombo

1519

The King James Vesion of the Bible was completed

1611

William Hogarth published 'A Harlot's Progress'

1731

The founder of photography, Joseph Nicephore Niepce, was born

1765

Thomas Young first linked color and the human eye

1801

Hermann von Helmholtz was born

8/31/1821

First photo still

1827

Phenakistoscope is invented

1832

William Horner invented the daedalum

1833

La Presse was the first newspaper to include paid advertising in its pages

6/1836

Godefroy Engelmann invented color lithography

1837

Sir Charles Wheatstone - binocular vision

1838

Sir Charles Wheatstone presented a paper concluding that our two eyes give different views and create the illusion of depth (binocular vision)

The opthalmoscope was invented (Hermann von Helmholtz)

1851

Currier & Ives 'The Battle of Gettysburg, PA'

1863

Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera starting her photography career

1863

'Max and Moritz'

1865

The first cartoon was published in a newspaper - 'Max and Moritz' by Wilhelm Busch

'Columbus Discovering Land' - Karl von Piloty

1866

John Linnett was the first to patent a flip book

1868

Muybridge horse studies 'The Horse in Motion'

1878

Paul Klee is born in Germany

1879

Eadweard Muybridge invents the Zoopraxiscope

1879

A Scene in Shantytown' was photographed by Henry J. Newton

3/4/1880

Tiffany Glass at the entrance of the White House

1882

Charlie Chaplin is born

1889

Thomas Nast - Santa Claus

1889

Thomas Nast penned a portrait of Santa Claus that became the icon for the character

Art Nouveau

1890

Jugemdstil started

1890

Thomas Edison's 'Fred Ott's Sneeze' / Kinetoscope

1891

Arthur Turnure founded Vogue Magazine

1892

The French art deco master, Erte, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia

1892

'Divan Japonais' Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa

1893

Laszlo Maholy is born

1895

'Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory"

1895

First color comic strip - 'Hogan's Alley' by Richard Outcault

5/5/1895

Alfred Hitchcock is born

8/13/1899

George Melies' "The Voyage to the Moon"

1902

Max Wertheimer observed his inspiration for the gestalt theory

1910

The comic Krazy Kat was launched

10/13/1913

Wellington House was permitted to implement its plans for film war propaganda

1915

Dada

1916

The name Dada came about after a meeting of poets, painters, and graphic designers at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Germany

'I Want You for U.S. Army'

1917

One of the most recognizable examples of Propaganda was published - 'I Want You for U.S. Army' - James Montgomery Flagg.

'Und' ('And') by Jurt Schwitters

1919

Bauhaus started

1919

Saul Bass is born

9/8/1920

'The Power of Love'

9/27/1922

The earliest confirmed 3D film show to a paying audience, 'The Power of Love', premiered

Lee DeForest presented a demonstration of the Phonofilm to the press

4/15/1923

Art Deco

1925

Art Deco gets its name from the Paris exhibition 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Mondernas'

Al Hirschfeld started his caricature drawing career

1926

Transition to sound

1929

The Farm Security Administration

1935

The Farm Security Administration took pictures to 'introduce America to Americans'

Charlie Chaplin's 'Modern Times'

1936

'Migrant Mother' - Dorothea Lange

1936

'Unemployed Men' - Dorothea Lange

1936

'The Three Guineas' by Virginia Woolf was published

1938

'The War of the Worlds' was broadcast

10/30/1938

'Nighthawks' - Edward Hopper

1942

'I Am An American' Dorothea Lange

1942

'We Can Do It' Poster (Also known as Rosie the Riveter)

1942

'Theresienstadt'

2/26/1944

Filming for 'Theresienstadt', a Nazi propaganda film meaning to show 'how well the Jews lived under the Third Reich began filming

Wassily Kandinsky dies

12/13/1944

Joe Rosenthal took the 'Iwo Jima' photograph

2/23/1945

Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered

1947

'Peanuts' was published

10/2/1950

'The Man with the Golden Arm' is released

12/14/1955

The peace sign was designed by Gerald Holtom

1956

'The Ten Commandments'

10/5/1956

,The Ten Commandments' starring Charlton Heston and directed by Cecil B. DeMille was released

Year Helvetica was designed

1957

'Psycho' is released

1960

Andy Warhol made 'Campbell's Soup Cans'

1962

Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

1962

Post Modernism

1968

Graphic artist Peter Max appeared on the cover of Life Magazine

9/1969

Quaker Oats got a redesigned logo

1970

'An American Family' started filming

5/30/1971

The first African-American woman featured on cover of Playboy

10/1971

The Viking Orbiter 1 took photographs of the Cydonia region of Mars

1976

First human testing using an MRI

1977

Miami Beach's Art Deco District

1979

Miami Beach's art deco district was places on the National Register of Historic Places

Will Eisner writes 'Sequential Art'

1985

'The Simpsons' hit the air

1989

Scott McCloud writes 'Understanding Comics'

1993

Jean-Marie Chauvet discovered the oldest known cave etchings

1994

Charlie Chaplin the 10th greatest American male screen legend of all time

1999

The American Film Institute ranked Charlie Chaplin the 10th greatest American male screen legend of all time

'Sagmeister AIGA Detroit Poster' - Stefan Sagmeister

1999

Controversial ads, 'We, on Death Row', were released for Benetton

1/2000

Creator of 'Peanuts', Charles Schulz died

2/13/2000

World Trade Center is attacked

9/11/2001

'Regarding the Pain of Others' by Susan Sontag was published

2/19/2002

OutKast's album 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' won a Grammy for Album of the Year

2004

Upcoming Genocide, El Monte, California' - Kevin McCarty

2005

Twitter began service

2006

'Helvetica' - the film was released

9/12/2007

'Train Ride, Istanbul' - Oded Wagenstein

2011

'Easter Processions, Spain' - Carolina Sanchez Monge

2011

'The Artist' is released

5/15/2011