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 Modern Era

1789 - 1914


In Europe, the revolutionary transformation of the ruling systems and state structures began with a bang: In 1789 the French Revolution broke out in Paris, and its motto "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite"—Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood—took on an irrepressible force. A fundamental reorganization of society followed the French Revolution. The ideas behind the revolution were manifest in Napoleon's Code Civil, which he imposed on many European nations. The 19th century also experienced a transformation of society from another source: The Industrial Revolution established within society a poorer working class that stood in opposition to the merchant and trading middle class. The nascent United States was shaken by an embittered civil war. The economic growth that set in following that war was accompanied by the development of imperialist endeavors and its rise to the status of a Great Power.
 

 


 


Liberty Leading the People,
allegory of the 1830 July revolution that deposed the French monarchy,
with Marianne as the personification of liberty,
contemporary painting by Eugene Delacroix.

 

 


The United States: Beginnings and Rise to World Power
 


1789-1917
 

 

The United States, spiritually still strongly rooted in the European tradition, strove to develop its own identity. A foreign policy of isolationism, manifested in the Monroe Doctrine, was implemented. During the 19th century, the territory of the United States increased through the purchase and annexation of land. After 1828 the differences between the Southern and Northern states became increasingly apparent, particularly over the issue of slave ownership. The Civil War from 1861 to 1865 traumatized the young country. Nevertheless, the Union was preserved with the North's victory. After the Civil War, the country's economic and technological ascent began. The entry of the United States into World War I in 1917 signaled the abandonment of isolationism.

 


Statue of Liberty  in Art

 

 


adam woolfitt

dmitri kessel

 




 
 

 


andy warhol

andy warhol

 

   

 


eric yang

gery luger

 




 
 

 


harry toque

jerry driendl

 




 
 

 


jon arnold

joseph leyendecker

 




 
 

 


kayla boekman

mauricio higuera

 




 
 

 


maxwell hutchinson

mo mullan

 




 
 

 


nansky broadway

norman rockwell

 




 
 

 


peter valente

rod chase

 




 
 

 


richard hamilton


sandra baker

 




 
 

 


sam appleman

stephanie marrott

 




 
 

 


steve kaufman

vladimir gorsky

 




 
 

 

 




 
 

 

 




 
 

 

 




 
 

 

 




 
 

 

 




 
 

 

 




 
 

 


leon wells

 




 

 
 




 
   




 
   




 
   




 

 

 

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