Titian was a painter and regarded as one of the greatest painters of the Renaissance...
Impressionism is the first distinctly modern movement in painting. Developing in Paris. It spread throughout Europe and eventually to the USA
Artist: Caravaggio Born: 29 September 1571, Milan, Italy Nationality: Italian Movement: Baroque Died: 18 July 1610, Porto Ercole, Italy
Artist: Rene Lalique Born: 6 April 1860, Ay, France Nationality: French Movement: Art Deco Died: 1 May 1945, Paris, France
Artist: Thomas Jones Born: 26 September 1742, Cefnllys, Wales Nationality: Welsh Died: 29 April 1803, Wales
Art Nouveau appeared in a wide variety of strands and styles generating enthusiasts in decorative arts and architecture throughout Europe and beyond. The aim was modernizing design and escaping the eclectic historical styles that had been popular in the past.
Artist: Gustav Klimt Born: 14 July 1862, Baumgarten, Austro-Hungarian Empire Nationality: Austrian Movement: Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Died: 6 February 1918, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire Gustav Klimt is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the 20th century, while also producing the century’s most significant body of erotic art. Initially he found success in his … Continue reading All Art is Erotic
Title: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon Date: 1907 Movement: Cubism Media: Oil on canvas Location: Currently located in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Title: The Calling of St Matthew Date: 1599-1600 Movement: Baroque Media: Oil on canvas Location: San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
Artist: James Collinson Born: 9 May 1825, Mansfield, England English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Died: 24 January 1881, London, UK
Title: Le dejeuner sur l’herbe Date: 1862-63 Movement: Impressionism Media: Oil on canvas Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Title: Cover Design of Wren’s City Churches Date: 1883 Media: Woodcut print on handmade paper Movement: Art Nouveau
Title: Jupiter and Semele Date: 1889-95 Media: Oil on canvas Current location: Musée National Gustave Moreau, Paris, France Movement: Symbolism Artist: Gustave Moreau Born: 6 April 1826, Paris, France French Died: 18 April 1898. Paris, France
Lalique’s Victoire sculpture is exemplary of Art Deco style. Victoire stands on its own as a sculpture but is also an elegant touch to the automobile for which it was designed to grace.
Title: The Childhood of Mary Virgin Date: 1849 Movement: Pre-Raphaelite
Harlequin’s Carnival by Joan Mirό, 1924/5 oil on canvas. Currently housed by the Albright-Knox Collection, New York, USA
Symbolism Started: 1880 Ended: 1910 Symbolism was both an artistic and literary movement that suggested ideas through symbol and emphasized the meaning behind lines, forms, shapes and colour.
Surrealism is the channelling of the sub-conscious that unlocks the power of the imagination. It is the belief that the conscious, rational mind represses the power of imagination and creativity with perceived reality and the taboos of society. The psyche within sub-conscious thought acts as a revelation, exposing the incongruities of everyday living, life and the world around us, and by doing so inspires conscious revolution. As with Romanticism this emphasis was on the power of personal imagination, but Surrealists believed that revelation could be found in the everyday world. The interest in primitivism and myth combined with tapping into the unconscious mind inspired many later movements and styles that remain influential today.
Artist: William Morris Born: 24 March 1834, Essex, England Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 3 October 1896, Middlesex, UK
Artist: Romain de Tirtoff (Erté) Born: 23 November 1892, St Petersburg, Russia Nationality: Russian-French Movement: Art Deco Died: 21 April 1990, Paris, France
Title: Bird Romance Date: 1946 Movement: Surrealism Artist: JWG (Jock) MacDonald Born: 31 March 1897, Thurso, Scotland Canadian Died: 3 December 1960, Toronto, Canada
The Pre-Raphaelites The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English artists, poets and art critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. They were joined by William Michael Rossetti, Frederic George Stephens, James Collinson, and Thomas Woolner. Their principles were hared among other artists such as Ford Madox Brown and Arthur Hughes. Dante Gabriel Rossetti inspired a later, medievalising strain which included Edward Burne-Jones extended into the 20th Century with artists such as John William Waterhouse.
Artist: Tamara de Lempicka Born: 16 May 1898, Warsaw, Poland Nationality: Polish Movement: Art Deco Died: 18 March 1980, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Artist: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet Born: 28 August 1833, Birmingham, UK Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 17 June 1898, London, UK
Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Born: 12 May 1828, London, UK Nationality: British Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 9 April 1882, Kent, UK
Artist: John Everett Millais Born: 8 June 1829, Southampton, UK Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 13 August 1896, London, UK
Artist: John William Waterhouse Born: 6 April 1849 Rome, Italy Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 10 February 1917 London, England