In many collections of art there are often those works or names that are easily recognizable as some of the greatest in history. These works often travel to various museums and drawing large crowds. Names like van Gogh, Michelangelo and Monet are attractions for the public based on their accepted status as masters of their craft. But why were they so pivotal to art history? What makes them so exceptional? This exhibition seeks to place the best known artists in an a chronological order of artistic movements to best understand their importance to art history. Highlighting why these well known artists are representative of their time frame and their contributions to art movements, the viewer is able to understand why the public sees these artists as highly innovative, talented and widely respected.