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Coursework Assignment: The History and Development of Arts (Coursework Sample)


the history and development of arts


Outline of Movements in Art

  Student’s Name Institution                             Movements in Art Renaissance (14th - 17th century) Renaissance is a period in Europe dating form 14th to 17th century and is historically considered as the bridge between modern history and middle ages (Panofsky, 1960). Renaissance is associated with a cultural movement that began in Italy during the late medieval period and later spread to the rest of Europe with humanism as its intellectual basis. Renaissance is also attributed to the rediscovery of the Greek philosophy which stipulated that ‘man is the measure of all things’ and this formed the new thinking that shaped art, literature and architecture (Panofsky, 1960). As a cultural movement, renaissance led to new classical techniques of portraying reality through paintings. One distinguishable aspect of renaissance is the development of a realistic perspective that was in turn exhibited through arts such as classical painting. Artwork significant to the movement
  • Giotto di Bondone; the Crucifix, 1290 was completed at the Dominicans, Saint Maria Novella.
  • Michelangelo (also known as Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni); The Doni Tondo; 1504-06; St. Florence Italy.
Baroque (17th and 18th century) Baroque is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear pictures to create drama, exuberance, tension and grandeur in painting, architecture and sculptor works. Baroque was largely influenced by the Roman Catholic Church doctrine of reform that demanded that all paintings give detailed information to the ‘illiterate.’ Baroque is a Latin word that means something is ‘elaborate’ and detailed. As such, baroque was an idea to present religious mannerism through paintings to counter the rising threat of Protestantism (Kitson, 1966). Baroque artist painters significant to the time
  • Federico Barocci; 1592-96; The Annunciation; Vatican (Rome)
  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; 1601-1606; Death of the Virgin
Romanticism (18th century) Romanticism is an artistic, intellectual and literary movement that originated from Europe towards the close of 18th century and is largely as a result of industrial revolution influence. Romanticism signified the social, political and aristocratic norms of the enlightenment age and emphasized on aesthetic appearance that showed intense emotions of horror, terror and apprehension (Ferber, 2010). Artistic works relevant to the Romanticism period Caspar David Friedrich; 1818; Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. Germany
  • The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog is a romantic masterpiece that exudes the terrifying mastery of landscape through painting.
Eugene Delacroix; 1827; Death of Sardanapalus.Louvre; France
  • This painting uses rich, vivid and warm colors
Impressionism Impressionisms are a 19th century artistic movement that originated from Paris artists who made independent exhibitions in the late 19th century. Impressionisms emphasis on accurate, small, thin and open painting compositions that gives unusual visual experience and perception of objects (Moskowitz and Sérullaz, 1962). Artistic works relevant to the impressionist age
  • Claude Monet; Poppies; 1873; Paris
  • Camille Don...
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