Visual History of the World

(CONTENTS)
 

 


HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION & CULTURE

From Prehistoric to Romanesque  Art
Gothic Art
Renaissance  Art
Baroque and Rococo Art
The Art of Asia
Neoclassicism, Romanticism  Art
Art Styles in 19th century
Art of the 20th century
Artists that Changed the World
Design and Posters
Photography
Classical Music
Literature and Philosophy

Visual History of the World
Prehistory
First Empires
The Ancient World
The Middle Ages
The Early Modern Period
The Modern Era
The World Wars and Interwar Period
The Contemporary World

Dictionary of Art and Artists

 




The Early Modern Period

16th - 18th century


 


The smooth transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age is conventionally fixed on such events as the Reformation and the discovery of the "New World," which brought about the emergence of a new image of man and his world. Humanism, which spread out of Italy, also made an essential contribution to this with its promotion of a critical awareness of Christianity and the Church. The Reformation eventually broke the all-embracing power of the Church. After the Thirty Years' War, the concept of a universal empire was also nullified. The era of the nation-state began, bringing with it the desire to build up political and economic power far beyond Europe. The Americas, Africa, and Asia provided regions of expansion for the Europeans.
 



Proportions of the Human Figure by Leonardo da Vinci (drawing, ca. 1490)
is a prime example of the new approach of Renaissance
artists and scientists to the anatomy of the human body.

 

 



Bosch's Monsters

 



 

 

 

see also:
 

 


Revelations. Devil Art of the Apocalypse

 

 

 


Alchemy & Mysticism. The Hermetic Cabinet

 

 

 


Hieronymus Bosch

1450-1516



"The master of the monstrous..."

Carl Gustav Jung

 

 


Death and the Miser
c. 1490
 

 


The Seven Deadly Sins (detail)
c. 1480
 

 


Triptych of Last Judgement
Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Vienna 

 


Triptych of Last Judgement. Last Judgement (central panel - detail)
Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Vienna
 

 


Triptych of Last Judgement. Last Judgement.
Frying Bodies
(central panel - detail)
 

 


Triptych of Last Judgement. Last Judgement.
The Cask
(central panel - detail)
 

 


Triptych of Last Judgement. Last Judgement.
A Musical Scene
(central panel - detail)
 

 


Triptych of Last Judgement. Last Judgement.
The Urn
(central panel - detail)
 

 

 

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