I Don’t Know A Lot About Art, But I Know How To Bluff: Part One

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Renaissance

Late 13th-Late 16th centuries: Coming out of central Europe it gave us artists such as  Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, men who inspired the term “Renaissance man”.

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Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Neoclassicism

Ranged from the 1500’s to the 1800’s and was responsible for artists such as Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Angelica Kauffman and  Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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Ingres- Oedipus and the Sphinx

Rococo

Rococo was more of a design movement than an artistic one, it came about in France around about 1720-1780, its influence can be felt on the art world through artists such as Thomas Gainsborough and Antoine Watteau.

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The Embarkation For Cythera By Antoine Watteau

Stay tuned for more of what I don’t know about Art. Part two tomorrow.

 

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