Introduction
 
Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.
- Leonardo da Vinci


Map of the Early Renaissance World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Renaissance Visual Culture Timeline

Renaissance Timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?)

Jan Van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini (?) and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami (?), 1434.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, c. 1484-1486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo, David, 1501-1504.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonardo, Mona Lisa, c. 1503.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Saint Teresa of Avila in Ecstasy, 1645-1652.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravaggio, Entombment, 1603-1604.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Swing

Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Swing, c. 1768.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Charles Le Brun, Hall of Mirrors, Palais de Versailles, Begun 1678.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Antoinette with Rose

Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun, Marie Antoinette with Rose, 1783.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacques-Louis David, Death of Marat, 1793.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Gericault, Raft of the Medusa, 1818-1819.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Slave Ship

Joseph Mallard William Turner, The Slave Ship, 1840.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Henry Fox Talbot at Laycock Abbey, 1846.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stone Breakers

Gustave Courbet, The Stone Breakers, 1849.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edouard Manet, Le Dejeuner (The Luncheon on the Grass), 1863.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'AVignon, 1907.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scream

Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to consider when looking at art?
  • Chronology - When was it made?
  • Provenance - Where was it made?
  • Style - How does it look?
  • Iconography - What symbols are used?
  • Artist - Who made it?
  • Meaning, Cause and Context - What does it mean? Why was it made? Under what circumstances was it created?
Art Historical Methodologies
  • Historical Context
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Iconography
  • Semiotics
  • Feminism
  • Marxism
  • Formalism