Art Through The Ages

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Art Through The Ages
Medieval Art and
Architecture
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Romanesque architectural style
Many columns used to hold up the roofs
of large buildings.
Bright colors
Items in pictures are not in proportion
Mostly religious themes
Rounded arches
No rose windows
Medieval Art
Medieval Art
Medieval Architecture
Medieval Architecture
Medieval Architecture
Renaissance Art and
Architecture
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Gothic architectural style
Much more realistic
Items pictured are in proportion
Both secular and religious themes
Blended colors, due to the use of tempura
paints
Pointed arches
Flying buttresses & fewer columns
Highly ornate detail
Rose windows
Renaissance Art
Renaissance Art
Renaissance Art
Renaissance Art
Renaissance Architecture
Renaissance Architecture
Renaissance Architecture
Reformation Art
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Catholic reformation art was of the
baroque style and was designed to
impress an illiterate population with the
glory and grandeur of the Catholic church.
 N. European reformation art was very
plain and usually depicted every day life.
– It is often referred to as the art of the Dutch
Masters, such as Rembrandt and Hals.
Reformation Art
Reformation Art
Reformation
Art
Baroque Art
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The desire to evoke emotional states by
appealing to the senses, often in dramatic
ways, underlies Baroque Art.
 Characteristics include grandeur,
sensuous richness, drama, vitality,
movement, tension, emotional
exuberance, and often a natural
background.
Baroque
Art
Baroque Art
Baroque
Architecture
Baroque Architecture
Rococo Art
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The Rococo style in painting is decorative and
non-functional, like the declining aristocracy it
represented.
Subjects are painted with wispy brushstrokes &
the colors used often included luscious golds
and reds.
Its subject matter frequently dealt with the
leisurely pastimes of the aristocracy and risqué
love themes such as sensual intimacy, love,
frivolity, & playful intrigue.
Rococo art often looks fuzzy. (see examples)
Rococo Art
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Characteristics of the Rococo style:
Fussy detail
Complex compositions
Certain superficiality
More ornateness
Sweetness
Light
Playfulness
Rococo Art
Rococo Art
Rococo Art
Rococo Architecture
Rococo Architecture
Neoclassical Art
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Neoclassical Art is a severe, unemotional
form of art harkening back to the style of
ancient Greece and Rome.
 Its rigidity was a reaction to the overbred
Rococo style and the emotional Baroque
style.
 The rise of Neoclassical Art was part of a
general revival of classical thought, which
was of some importance in the American
and French revolutions.
Neoclassical Art
Neoclassical
Art
Neoclassical Art
Neoclassical Architecture
Romanticism
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Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of
the precepts of order, calm, harmony,
balance, idealization, and rationality that
typified late 18th-century Neoclassicism.
 It was also to some extent a reaction against
the Enlightenment and against 18th-century
rationalism and physical materialism in
general.
 Romanticism emphasized the individual, the
subjective, the irrational, the imaginative,
the personal, the spontaneous, the
emotional, the visionary, and the
transcendental.
Romanticism
Romanticism
Romanticism
Impressionism
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The impressionist style of painting is
characterized chiefly by concentration on
the general impression produced by a
scene or object and the use of unmixed
primary colors and small strokes to
simulate actual reflected light.
 The most conspicuous characteristic of
Impressionism was an attempt to
accurately and objectively record visual
reality in terms of transient effects of light
and color.
Impressionism
Impressionism
Impressionism
Pointillism
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Pointillism was a form of art that created pictures
by combining a series of small dots.
Seurat was one of the major artists of this school
of painting.
Seurat rejected the soft, irregular brushstrokes of
impressionism in favor of pointillism, a technique
he developed whereby solid forms are
constructed by applying small, close-packed dots
of unmixed color to a white background.
Pointillism
Pointillism
Expressionism
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Expressionism is a style of art in which
the intention is not to reproduce a subject
accurately, but instead to portray it in
such a way as to express the inner state of
the artist.
 Many expressionist artists reflected their
disillusion with modern society, especially
in light of the two world wars.
Expressionism
Expressionism
Cubism
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In Cubism the subject matter is broken up,
analyzed, and reassembled in an
abstracted form
 Cubists treat nature in terms of the
cylinder, the sphere and the cone.
 Subjects in Cubists paintings are often
hard to recognize.
Cubism
Cubism
Cubism
Surrealism
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style focuses on psychological states
which resemble dreams and fantasy.
 artists were influenced by psychological
research of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung,
who sought to explain the workings of the
mind through analysis of the symbols of
dreams
 saw the unconscious as a wellspring of
untapped creative ideas
Surrealism
Surrealism