Painting Movements

EARLY RENAISSANCE The Birth of Venus is a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli. Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici family of Florence, specifically Lorenzo de' Medici. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a fully grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore (which is related to the Venus Anadyomene motif).The painting is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
(ITALIAN) RENAISSANCE VENICE
HIGH RENAISSANCE
MANNERIST The "expressionist" stylistic traits, characteristic of El Greco's paintings at the end of the 1590s, are also found in the paintings of a retable El Greco created for the Augustinian college of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion in Madrid between 1596 and 1600. The patroness of the college, the lady-in-waiting Doña María de Cordoba y Aragón, had died back in 1593, implying that the commission likely came from her executor. The retable, like many other works in possession of the Church, was disassembled into its component parts during the French occupation of Spain. All we know from the surviving written sources is that El Greco supplied a total of seven paintings. This Annunciation in the Prado is one of these paintings, and it is an especially good example of the daring palette that characterizes the entire series. At the bottom of the canvas, the terrestrial world is barely indicated by the steps, sewing basket and rose-bush in flame. The flames are rendered so naturalistically that they probably have appeared to mirror the real candle flames burning on the altar during the celebration of the Mass. But above and beyond El Greco has distorted light, colour and form. Indeed,all the form are in a state of flux. the grand rhythm of the wings of Gabriel and the Holy Spirit quicken the drama. Garments of crystalline blue, crimson and yellow-green vibrate against the blue-grey void. Incandescent light is reflected off the figures with such intensity that each seems to be its own source of light.
GERMAN PORTRAITURE (Northern Renaissance)
NORTHERN LANDSCAPE TRADITION (Northern Renaissance)
FLEMISH BAROQUE
SPANISH BAROQUE
DUTCH PROTESTANT BAROQUE
FRENCH ROCOCO
ENGLISH ROCOCO
SPANISH NEOCLASSICAL
FRENCH NEOCLASSICAL
FRENCH ROMANTICS
ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE
FRENCH REALISM
EARLY IMPRESSIONISM
AMERICAN EARLY IMPRESSIONISM
IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM The Starry Night is a painting by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The painting depicts the view outside his sanitarium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (located in southern France) at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, part of the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, since 1941. The painting is among Van Gogh's most well known works.
SYMBOLISM
EXPRESSIONISM The Scream is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) is the title Munch gave to these works, all of which show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. The landscape in the background is the Oslofjord, viewed from Ekeberg, Oslo, Norway.
ART NOUVEAU
CUBISM
FAUVISM
EARLY ABSTRACT
SURREALISM
COLORIST ABSTRACT
OP ART
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