Art History Timeline

Chinese

Sung Dynasty

960 - 1280

Yuan Dynasty

1280 - 1368

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1911

Opium Wars

1839 - 1842

Taiping Rebellion

1850 - 1864

Taiping Rebels; Nanjing “heavenly capital”

1853 - 1863

Suppression of Taiping

1854

First Sino-Japanese War

1894 - 1895

China defeated

May Fourth Movement

May 4, 1919

Anti-imperialist movement

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1962

Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

Deng Xiaoping leader of Communist Party

28 June 1981 - 9 November 1989

Anti-Spiritual Pollution Movement

1982 - 1987

Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

15 April 1989 - 4 June 1989

June Fourth Student Demonstrations at Tiananmen Square

June 4, 1989

Jian Zemin president of PRC

1993 - 2003

Formal control of Hong Kong returned to China

1997

Summer Olympics - Beijing

August 8, 2008 - August 24, 2008

Western Art Movements

Renaissance

1300 - 1602

High Renaissance

1490 - 1527

Ends with the sacking of Rome by troops of Charles V.

Mannerism

1520 - 1580

Early Baroque

1590 - 1625

High Baroque

1625 - 1660

Late Baroque

1660 - 1725

Rococo (French)

1730 - 1785

Romanticism -

1790 - 1880

Rococo (British)

1820 - 1870

Hudson River School

1850 - 1880

Impressionism - France

1860 - 1890

Post-impressionism - France

1886 - 1905

Neo-impressionism - France

1886 - 1906

Art Nouveau - France

1890 - 1914

Cubism - France

1907 - 1914

Futurism (art) - Italy

1910 - 1930

Armory Show

February 17, 1913 - March 15, 1913

1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art that was organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, the first large exhibition of modern art in America

Dada - Switzerland

1916 - 1930

Contemporary Art

1946 - 2013

CoBrA

1948 - 1951

The name was coined in 1948 by Christian Dotremont from the initials of the members' home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A).

Pop Art

1950 - 2013

Minimalism

1960 - 2013

Feminist Art Movement

1960 - 2013

World Events

Constantine's Conversion to Christianity

312

Last Recorded Raising of Image of Jupiter

394

Rebellion of Eugenius

American Civil War

April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

World War II

1937 - 1945

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Vietnam War

1 November 1955 - 30 April 1975

Iraq War

20 March 2003 - 15 December 2011

Japanese

Kamakura Era

1185 - 1333

Edo period

1600 - 1868

Tokugawa period

1615 - 1868

Cambridge Companion pg. 115

Taisho period

1912 - 1926

larbor unions formed and there was considerable voice for Japan''s new urban poor.

Nihonjinron (theories on the Japanese)

1970 - 1979

rise of cultural nationalism - Cambridge Companion to Mondern Japanese Culture

Bubble Economy

1980 - 1989

Peak of the postwar economic boom. - The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture

"Lost Decade"

1990 - 1999

Japanese economy enters into stagnation and recession - Cambridge Companion

Art Theorists/Historians

Giorgio Vasari

July 30 1511 - June 27 1574

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects - 1550

André Félibien

May 1619 - June 11, 1695

Roger de Piles

October 7 1635 - April 5 1709

Dialogue sur le coloris ("Dialogue on colours")

Johann Joachim Winckelmann

December 9, 1717 - June 8, 1768

Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums ("The History of Art in Antiquity"), published in 1764

Johann Gottfried Herder

25 August 1744 - 18 December 1803

In 1772 Herder published Treatise on the Origin of Language

Johann Dominicus Fiorillo

October 13, 1748 - September 10, 1821

In 1781 he removed to Göttingen, occupied himself as a drawingmaster, and was named in 1784 keeper of the collection of prints at the university library. He was appointed professor extraordinary in the philosophical faculty in 1799, and ordinary professor at Göttingen University in 1813. During this period he had made himself known as a writer by the publication of his Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste, in 5 volumes (1798–1808). This was followed in 1815 to 1820 by the Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste in Deutschland und den vereinigten Niederlanden, in 4 volumes.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

August 27, 1770 - November 14, 1831

Absolute idealism

Karl Friedrich von Rumohr

6 January 1785 - 25 July 1843

Italian Studies (Italienische Forschungen) (1827-31) three volumes of Rumohr’s research into the Italian Renaissance.

Manner/Style, Artistic Character, Metaphysics of Individuality

Giovanni Morelli

25 February 1816 - 28 February 1891

As an art historian, he developed the "Morellian" technique of scholarship, identifying the characteristic "hands" of painters through scrutiny of diagnostic minor details that revealed artists' scarcely conscious shorthand and conventions for portraying, for example, ears

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

April 9, 1821 - August 31, 1867

His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century

Bernard Berenson

June 26, 1865 - October 6, 1959

Among US collectors of the early 1900s, Berenson was regarded as the pre-eminent authority on Renaissance art

In 1907 he published his The North Italian Painters of the Renaissance, where he expressed a devastating and still controversial judgement of Mannerist art, which may be related to his love for Classicism and his professed distaste for Modern Art

Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin

15 July 1892 - 26 September 1940

"The Task of the Translator" (1923) and "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936).

Harold Rosenberg

February 2, 1906 - July 11, 1978

He coined the term Action Painting in 1952 for what was later to be known as abstract expressionism

Clement Greenberg

January 16, 1909 - May 7, 1994

"Avant-Garde and Kitsch", first published in the journal Partisan Review. - 1939

In particular, he is best remembered for his promotion of the abstract expressionist movement and was among the first published critics to praise the work of painter Jackson Pollock.