Top Ten Artistic Movements

Budding History of Art students will more than likely already know of all the different artistic movements through the ages. For those who aren't as knowledgeable, here is a list of our favourite movements that changed the way art is today:



The Impressionist movement originated from Parisian artists in the second half of the 19th century. These artists aimed to capture an impression, by using specific colours and freely brushed strokes to denote an exact representation of a moment or image as if they just caught a glimpse of it.

Artists include:

  • Claude Monet
  • Edgar Degas
  • Vincent van Gogh