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The Ages of Art. An Artist Timeline

Ever wondered who came first, Gainsborough or Turner, Van Gogh or Monet? This timeline hopes to give you some idea of how painting has progressed throught the ages and the art movements that they inspired.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)   -
Italian painter, sculptor, architect and musician, as well as a brilliant inventor and scientist.
The Last Supper (c.1498), Mona Lisa (1504).

Raphael (1483-1520)   -
Italian Painter whose tapestries adorned the Sistine Chapel. His work is most noted for its perfect rendering of features, composition and expression.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69)   -
Dutch portrait painter, etcher, draughtsman and perhaps one of greatest artists of all time. His greatest achievements were his portraits, a series of self-portraits, and etchings - mostly of biblical subjects and ink-and-wash drawings.
The Night Watch (1642).

George Stubbs (1724-1806)   -
English painter, the most famous animal painter of his time, specializing in horses.

Francisco Goya (1746-1828)   -
A Spanish court painter with a passion for reality. An influential painter with an unflattering and uncompromising style which, surprisingly, resulted in his enormous reputation and popularity.

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-   Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
Italian sculptor, painter, poet and architect. In 1508 he was ordered to decorate with paintings, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in the Vatican. Still often referred to as one of mankinds greatest achievements.

-   Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Flemish artist who became court painter in Antwerp after spending eight years in Italy. Celebrated for his vigorous composition and brilliant colouring.
Decent from the Cross (1611-14).

-   Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768)
An Italian painter who worked mostly in Venice and enjoyed extraordinary commercial success with his topographical views, showing a sincere poetic quality, popular with English tourists.

-   Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88)
English landscape and portrait painter, one of the great English masters.
Mr and Mrs Andrews (1748), The Harvest Wagon (c.1767), The Blue Boy (c.1770) & The Watering Place (1777).

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