Timeline: Romanesque to the Rococo

You are to construct an original timeline.  The timeline must do the following things:

  • The timeline must include the required artworks, artistic periods, and historic dates listed below.
  • The timeline must demonstrate the sequential nature of some of these events.
  • The timeline must also demonstrate the overlapping nature of some of these events.  How you choose to do this is up to you.
  • The timeline must include dates/centuries/time markers that place each period and each artwork in the correct time frame.  How you choose to do this is up to you.

Your timeline should be clear, concise, and regardless of how it is constructed, submitted electronically through an email or link.  PowerPoint, Word document, jpeg file, Prezi, or even an online timeline creator is fine.  No hard copies. Your textbook does have a timeline at the end of each chapter, which may be helpful.

This is a formative grade and is due by Monday, March 3rd, at 11:00 p.m.  Your product will be evaluated not only for its thoroughness and correctness, but also for its clarity and originality.  Your submission should be sent to my school email:  james.elam@killeenisd.org.

Required Artworks
Chartres Cathedral
David, by Michelangelo
Knight, Death, and the Devil
Lamentation by Giotto
Las Meninas
Last Judgment by Gislebertus
Sacrifice of Isaac by Gilberti
The Swing
Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time

Required Art Periods
Art of the Reformation
Early Renaissance

Required Historic Dates
1099 CE          First Crusade, Siege of Jerusalem
1337 CE          One Hundred Years’ War begins
1492 CE          Columbus sails the ocean blue
1648 CE          Treaty of Westphalia


In a continuing effort to try to provide the following:  a picture of a TV guide listing.  To me, this is the closest parallel to the kind of timeline you are trying to create.  Think of each show as an artistic period.  Some periods are short and sequential.  Other art periods are long, stretching on for centuries.  Think of additional TV channels as overlapping or concurrent art movements; movements that take place at the same time.  This kind of overlapping nature is what is most important for you to depict with your timeline.

TV Guide Timeline Example


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