Art Periods and Art Movements | LittleArtTalks

Art History is divided into periods and movements.
The difference between the two is time and intent. Art periods are based on historical
eras and, unlike art movements they are consciously formed by artists. Art
historians group their art together because they are made in the same time and the same geographical location, so they share
a lot of similarities in their cultures, religions and tastes in art subjects. For example, Medieval art is made during the medieval times so right after fall of Rome and before the Renaissance. Pretty
straight forward right? So there is the prehistorical period, Mesopotamian
period, Egyptian period, Byzantine period, renaissance period, baroque period, and that is just a few of them. An art movement is formed by a group of artists,
usually with a set goal, and they can have an associated art style or a shared ideology. They usually have meetings, manifestos, and publications that clearly state their goals. Basically what they think art should be. Some art movements include realism, Impressionism,
Expressionism, cubism, surrealism, and pop art. The line between periods and movements are not
always clear, But while periods were designated after the fact, Movements were formed by artists.
They may have not called themselves that like the Mannerists did not call themselves Mannerists they had a same set of goal and ideology that they aspire to. That set them apart from any church or states regulation of what good art is. Art made today is sort of grouped under this large umbrella of contemporary art. But maybe in the future they will have more descriptive names than just contemporary. Because I can see that being really confusing. And if you have no idea what I am talking about, Now is perfect time for me to transition into my outro, and prompt you to go watch my What is the difference between
modern and contemporary art video In it, I go over modern art, post-modern art, anti-modern art, and contemporary art. If you want to keep learning more about periods
and movements, head on over to my blog post on Thanks for watching and I will see you next
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  • Painting Tutorials, PortraitPainting, Khoswan Art

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  • Geethanjali balaji

    awesome .. but you are describing it very slowly.

  • Naeema S

    Great channel.

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  • Arnold Perlstein

    that voice is intense.

  • Amaris

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  • thegorejunkie

    Hello! Can you cover some examples of movements (or periods) where art mediums started merging with each other – I'm not sure if this has happened before, but there are people who combine painting with live music and so on, today. Has this happened before – if yes, can you cover it?

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  • Luxus Häuser

    Nice explanation, straight to the point.

  • Hamza Khalid

    history goes to hell . U look tooooo cute ?

  • roch reech

    I think you may need to try a voice coach or do throat muscle exercises! Im a med student just telliny u something to help! Only if you feel like though! Also I loved the video it was just what u needed to know no bs! Your awesome keep going!

  • Rossana veliñi

    your voice is horrible

  • Prabin Majhi

    U r art historian?????

  • mark nine

    Are you an art teacher, grad student? enthusiast – just curious 🙂


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