Visual Arts in the Northern Renaissance

Thursday, August 20, 2020Oil Painting Comes of Age During the Northern Renaissance the science behind creating oil paints is perfected.   Read more – click here.  Required Meet the Important Artists of the Northern Renaissance — An Overview.  Required Lisa Klaich’s Pinterest collection of Northern Renaissance Art. – Browse to get a taste of all…

Visual Arts During the Italian Renaissance

Thursday, August 20, 2020Innovations in the Visual Arts of the Renaissance All links in this section are required. Many innovations mark the differences between art of the Italian Renaissance and works from the Middle Ages.  Some of these innovations were: The use of Greek and Roman mythology as subject matter Linear perspective The development of…

Rothko

Thursday, May 14, 2020I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. ‘• Mark Rothko Ever wondered what the big deal is about  Mark Rothko? Aren’t they just big old blocks of color?…

Romantic Artists

Thursday, May 14, 2020Caspar David Friedrich 1774-1840 German Known for his landscapes and depictions of Gothic Ruins Popular work — The Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog Francisco Goya 1746-1828 Spanish Began his career as a portraitist for high society in Madrid Made court painter to Charles IV of Spain Became profoundly deaf, and introspective…

Post Modern Visual Art

Tuesday, November 10, 2020  Post Modern Overview (1960-2000) Required link above Post ModernismTranscript (PDF) Postmodernism represents a dual approach A break from the preceding modern style of the early 20th century It is a quest for non-traditional approaches Postmodernism contains many different ways to question traditional approaches It is not a unified style It turns…

Mid Modern Visual Art

Tuesday, November 3, 2020So many different styles, so little time! Introduction Mid Modern Transcript (PDF) Abstract Expressionism Abstract sculpture Assemblages — Found art Pop Art Op Art Minimal Art Photorealism Conceptual Art  

Visual Arts During the Baroque Era

Monday, October 12, 2020What is Baroque Art?– Required Note – The above video talks about Rococo art, we will cover that in the Classical era. Growing Demand for Visual Arts Growing Demand Baroque Transcript (PDF) Catholic Church and Counter Reformation Efforts More sovereign rulers acquiring arts Aristocrats patronized the arts Growing merchant class patronized the…