The Evolution of Art: A Crash Course in the Biggest Eras

The Evolution of Art: A Crash Course in the Biggest Eras

At Almost Vacant, we've taken some of the most iconic paintings from the biggest eras in art and given them a modern (read: weird) twist. From the vibrant hues of the Baroque period to the sleek lines of the Art Deco movement, our posters pay homage to the greats while adding a dash of humor and quirkiness.

Are you ready to embark on a journey through the history of art? There have been countless artists who have left their mark on the world, but out of all of these artistic periods, which ones truly stand out? Let's take a closer look at the biggest eras in art and explore the unique characteristics that made them shine.

Get ready to be transported back in time and learn all about the masters of their craft! Let's dive a bit deeper into the biggest eras in art and what made them stand out:

The Baroque Period (1600-1750)

This era was all about grandeur and opulence, with dramatic lighting, rich colors, and elaborate ornamentation. Some of the most famous painters of this time include Caravaggio, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

The Rococo Period (1730-1780)

This style is characterized by its playful, lighthearted nature and a focus on nature and everyday life. Famous Rococo artists include Jean-Antoine Watteau and François Boucher.

The Romantic Period (1800-1850) 

This era marked a shift towards emotion and individualism, with a focus on the beauty of the natural world and the heroic individual. Famous Romantic painters include Caspar David Friedrich and John Constable.

The Impressionist Period (1860-1890)

This movement is known for its use of light and color to capture the fleeting impressions of the world around us. Famous Impressionist painters include Claude Monet and Edgar Degas.

The Art Deco Period (1920-1939)

This style is characterized by its sleek, geometric lines and a focus on luxury and glamour. Famous Art Deco artists include Tamara de Lempicka and Erté.


No matter which era speaks to you, our posters are a fun and unique way to bring a bit of art history into your space. So go ahead and add a splash of personality to your walls with Almost Vacant's hilarious and quirky posters.

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