Art History usually refers
to the history of the visual arts. Although ideas about this
definition have changed over the years, this field of study
attempts to categorize changes in art throughout time and
better understand how it shapes and is shaped by the outlooks
and creative impulses of its practitioners. Although many
think of it as purely being the study of European paintings,
the subject encompasses all forms, from the megaliths of Western
Europe to the paintings of the Tang dynasty in China. Its
scope is actually very broad and essentially, it may take
the form of anything that you can see, excluding performance.
Such forms fall into other categories such as theater, music,
or opera, although there is really no clear boundary.
Visual Arts - here's a list of various related subjects, to give you an idea.
- Landscape Architecture
- Destination/Coastal Architects
- Cabinet making
- Commercial (Visual Communication)
- Fashion design
- Graphic design
- Industrial design
- Cultural movement
- Renaissance Classicism
- Avant garde
- Comic books and strips
- Computer-generated / Digital / Electronic
- Body modification
- Body piercing
Exactly What Will You Find on this website?
Well, we literally have tens of thousands of webpages with pictures and illustrations
to help begin your research on this intriguing and exciting subject.
To give you an idea of the breadth and depth of our site, here are short
excerpts from certain pages on our site.
This is generally term, used for most of the production
from the late 19th century until approximately the 1970s. (It refers to a new approach
where it was no longer important to literally represent a subject...
Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq), is often considered the "cradle of civilization."
Within its boundaries, the most ancient civilizations known to man first
developed writing and agriculture. Many civilizations flourished there,
leaving behind a rich legacy of ancient craft...
Sumeria is considered by many to be the first civilization - archaeological
evidence attests to their existence during the 5th millennium BC. The Sumerians
were the first to develop pottery. They decorated their works with cedar
The conquest of Sumeria and Akkad by Babylon marks a turning point in the
cultural as well as the political past of the region. The Babylonians took
advantage of the abundance of clay in Mesopotamia to create bricks...
The walls were brilliantly coloured, and sometimes plated with bronze or gold as well as with tiles...
Because of the highly religious nature of Ancient Egyptian civilization,
many of the great works of Ancient Egypt depict gods, goddesses,
and Pharaohs, who were also considered divine. Ancient Egyptian
art is characterized by the idea of order... Clear and simple
lines combined with simple shapes and flat areas of color
Renaissance is a French word coined by French historian Jules Michelet
...that literally means rebirth. Since the term was first created in the 19th
century, historians have various interpretations on the Renaissance. The
predominant view is that the Renaissance of the 15th Century in Italy...
represented a reconnection of the west with classical antiquity......