In a lot more depth.
So while the last graphic
was cute and probably
a bit helpful for someone who wanted a 10-second overview, it left me wanting a little more
once those 10 seconds were up.
And, as usual, in looking for just a little more I did a whole lot more.
On the right is a timeline of about 100 paintings that helped to define modern art (from
Impressionism to present), and are famous examples of the various art movements throughout
that time. They are also grouped by movement. Some of these movements may seem familiar
to most (Impressionism, Pop Art), and thus, those examples will be more famous. But I also
wanted to capture other important but less popular movements that still had a big impact on
the shape of modern art (Synchromism, de Stijl).
The second diagram (below) is by far the more informative. It provides a handy-dandy description of
each time period in modern art history. It's not grouped by era, but instead by the actual
changes to art that occurred during that time.
Oh, and a pro tip I learned whilst creating these: Pages is a terrible software for
documents larger than size tiny. I would provide the pages versions as well in case the
public wanted to manipulate the graphics in some way (as I'm sure you do), but I value your
sanity more than my own.
What's that? You're wondering why I used Pages? Well, the truth is that once my document got
larger than size tiny and the performance began to be affected, I had made too much progress
and was in too deep to start over. The only way out was through. Plus, I liked the way that
the curvy era shapes looked. Don't they look cool?
Now that I'm done, though, I can reasonably say: never again.
And the moment you've all been waiting for: both of these diagrams, along with a simple
version with just the paintings and no special effects, zipped up like a sweater in the
winter. Get your sweater here