I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.
Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)
And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.
Oh, and by the way…
Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.
Was talking to a Nubbas about how do and don’ts really help a lot. Especially when they are explained.
With paintings you learn never go half and half with values ( Go 1/3rd dark or 1/3rd light) or composition (So many people talk about breaking up images in 3rds). Why? Emphasis. Emphasis helps with storytelling. Half and half it’s the same amount and boring. But big portion versus small portion= Emphasis. Same with contrast. Contrast helps tells story. Things like this really help with problem solving.
This page is from the Famous Artist Course. Long read but good!
EDIT: If your having trouble reading the image you can always hit CTRL+Scroll with your mouse dial and your browser will zoom up on the image. Sadly I do not have a bigger version of this image.