Jan van Eyck,
Man in Red Turban (1433)
Northern Renaissance painter,
Northern Renaissance artists were
masters of technique, and their works
are amazingly detailed. Their goal
was to paint as realistically as
Van Eyck worked for European
royalty, earning a very good salary.
Leonardo da Vinci, Self-Portrait
Part of the Italian High Renaissance
Painter, sculptor, architect, musician,
scientist, mathematician, engineer,
inventor, anatomist, geologist,
cartographer, botanist, and writer
High Renaissance artists studied
nature and the human body in order to
perfect their understanding of anatomy
Dutch Painter and
during the Baroque Era
Less complex, more
realistic and more
emotional than previous
trends in art history.
This movement was
encouraged by the
Catholic Church, the
most important patron of
the arts at that time.
Rembrandt specialized in
portraits and illustrations
of scenes from the Bible.
Vincent van Gogh,
Self Portrait with Fur Cap
and Bandaged Ear (1889)
Impressionists were known for
their light, spontaneous
Impressionists were influenced
by them, but took their art in
Van Gogh's paintings are
known for their thick, textured
brushstrokes, bold colours, and
V. van Gogh,
Self Portrait at Auvers
Van Gogh suffered from
years of painful anxiety and
frequent periods of mental
Towards the end of his life,
van Gogh moved to Auvers-
sur-Oise to be near his
doctor and his brother.
Spanish Cubist Painter and
Picasso started by drawing &
Eventually he began to
experiment with different
techniques and styles.
Self-Portrait Facing Death
Picasso became influenced
by African art, with its
simplified shapes and
The goal of Cubism is to
show an object from multiple
points of view
Cubism encouraged many
other art movements to
develop in the 20th century.
Self-Portrait with Thorn
Born 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico
Frida Kahlo survived many
difficult events in her life, including
contracting polio as a child, a long
recovery from a serious car
accident, two failed marriages,
and several miscarriages.
She used these experiences,
combined with strong Mexican
and Native American influences, to
create highly personal paintings.
Kahlo used personal symbolism
mixed with Surrealism (dream
imagery) to express her suffering
through her artwork.
Irish-born British Expressionist
The goal of Expressionism is
not to reproduce a subject
accurately, but instead to portray it
in such a way as to express the
inner state of the artist.
Bacon's work is known for being
bold, graphic, and emotionally
Bacon specialized in abstracted
portraits on fairly plain
Canadian Expressionist Painter, 1871-
Carr specialized in painting landscapes
based on her life in British Columbia.
She is also known for including Native
imagery (lots of totem poles) in her
paintings in an effort to document their
Being an Expressionist painter, Carr
focused on the emotional and
mythological content in her landscapes,
and she used highly stylized and
American Photorealist painter,
born in 1940
The goal of Photorealism is to
paint in a style closely
Close specialized in enormous
Close suffers from “face
blindness”, in which he is
unable to recognize faces. By
painting portraits, he is better
able to recognize and remember
To create his grid work copies
of photos, Close puts a grid on
the photo and on the canvas and
copies cell by cell
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