The Pre-Christian era, which began in the 2nd century BC, has been a significant period in world history. It brought the development of writing and influenced many other civilizations including the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. At this time period, the most important fine art forms were those of Greek art, such as the portrait paintings and the sculptor’s skills. The term fine art was first used by the French in 1793, when they made a definition by which any work of art that meets the standards of the ancient world is classed as fine art. This modern definition has undergone several changes over the years and is now applied to a wide variety of artistic activities, not only to the ancient world.
During the last few decades, however, new trends in the visual arts have taken place, especially with the increasing number of television shows that present funny situations involving art mo da cong giao. In addition to this, many artists, particularly young ones, have become interested in painting as their hobby. Some of these artists are even preparing special exhibitions or works of art for the niche market, especially for collectors who prefer modern art, rather than classic fine arts.
Paintings and sculptures from this period can be classified according to the actual artwork, and the style of the artists, either modern or classical. There is one very famous type of portrait painting called the Maximalist movement, which focused on the use of bold geometric forms. This form was popularized by the artist Renoir and even continued by the artist Monet. Other popular artists of this period are Gautier, Degas and Warhol.
Post-Renaissance art, on the other hand, focuses on the use of highly colored and complex paintings, including lively subjects and highly embellished items. One example of this genre is the ceiling frescoes done by Jan Van Eyck, which helped to rejuvenate the age of renaissance. Another artist who had a profound impact on the French Renaissance, is Leonardo da Vinci. His most famous work, the Mona Lisa, inspired the artists Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. The most complete Leonardo da Vinci sketch is still missing, and it is assumed that he either died before finishing it, or committed suicide in the 14th century.
The Baroque period (which runs from the renaissance period to the latter part of the 18th century) had many important painters, among whom is Rembrandt. As in the case of the Classical period, there were many artists of the Baroque type. However, due to the diversity of the style, we can not label any single category of the Baroque as “Baroque.” Instead, each artist’s art in this age can be categorized according to its own unique style, as might have been the case with Rembrandt, Van Eyck and others. In this age, art appreciation also came to include a certain degree of scholarship, which motivated people to look more deeply into the fine arts.
The Post-Renaissance age was characterized by wide artistic movements, such as the Baroque and the Renaissance. This age also witnessed the rise of the Rococo period. Some of the greatest painters in this period were Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is perhaps the masterpiece of the Renaissance period. The Renaissance period also witnessed the creation of the works of Jan van Eyck and Mademaker. Jan van Eyck is best known for his work The Nude Madonna.