In this period most paintings were related to
the Church. There is no perspective, the artists also didn't know anything about the proportion
of human's body. The figures have big heads, head
of a child is as big as his mother's.
People who created in this time didn't sign
their works, so all of the paintings are anonymous.
This is epoch, in which the artists refered to the
ancient culture. In Ancient Greece there were no
paintings like we understand it, but the renaissance
creators had liked the philosophy of ancient artists.
In their works we seethe harmony, the beauty of
human's body, ideal proportions. The themes refered
to the people, both ancient Myths and Christianity.
The most popular painters who had created in this
time were Leonardo de Vinci, Michaelangelo, Santi,
This style is always associated with
counter-reformation, many artists had been working for
the heads of the church. Dynamism, splendour and
beauty had to persuade the peoplr to return to
the Catholic Church. The most famous artists were
Velazquez, El Greco, Rembrandt and Rubens.
Artists, who had created in this style, wanted their
paintings to look ideal, they weren't realistic, but
embellished. The paintings were statical, nothing
dynamic. he other idea of these cerators was
rationalism, where the shape was more important than
the colour of painted things. This epoch also had
many great artists, like David or Bacciarelli.
Romantic painters wanted to show their feelings,
their attitude to actual events.
They had 'spoken' (using the paintings) very loudly
and clearly. Their works were ful of dynamism,
the realism replaced the idealism, people and
situations were represented exactly.
Goya and delacroix had created in this epoch.
This time had brought new social essences, the
ideology of Marx and Engels pushed artists into
new themes. They showed real life: working peasants or
miners. In their works they used local colour, it means
that a thing in a painting has a colour it used to have,
not a colour it has. In this epoch created people
like Millet or Courbert.
The philosophy of this epoch is based on impression.
The artist in his work wanted to fix his own view
of a one moment. They didn't use the locat colour
but rather tried to seize every change of the coluor.
This maked there are no clear outlines of things in the
paintings. The greatest artists are Monet, Renoir
The paintings are veryimpulsive, they show artist's
sponteneous feelings. Painting is a way to hand
down emotional premiss to us.The artisti were sure
that the power of colours, facture, shapes in enough,
they didn't need a theme. The most popular artists
are van Gogh and Munch.
People, who invented this style were inspired by
Cezanne, French impressionist. They didn't want to show
things only from one side. They gave up a convergent
perspective and started to walk round things they
wanted to paint, they show in from every side.
Well-known artists are Picasso, Braque.
This is another one modern style. Artists made new
form of showing world. In their works a composition
of shapes and lines took objects place. They are
completely not natural. Famous creators are
Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malewin.
It is more than realism. These artists appreciated
the value of dreams. They belived that they show
the real internal world of a human. They put
their visions into not real spaces. Works of some
artists are very clear, while watching them people
have an impression they see another, strange world.
Dali, Ernst, Miro had been painting in this style.