This lesson will explain how art history involves the division of art into movements.
Elevation of the Cross; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_068.jpg, Masaccio Trinity Fresco, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Masaccio,_trinit%C3%A0.jpg, Allegory of the Oubreak of War; Public Domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Los_horrores_de_la_guerra.jpg , School of Athens; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_01.jpg, Hiroshige and Van Gogh, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hiroshige_Van_Gogh_1.JPG,
A tendency or style in art involving the pursuit of a shared philosophy or goal, for a finite period of time.
Understanding works of art by consideration of their physical, or formal qualities. Formal analysis often involves comparison and contrast.
Looking at two works of art at the same time and thinking about how they are different and how they are similar.
The historical, social, political, religious, or geographical situation that informs the creation of works of art.