One of the things that is so fabulous about the Internet is that it allows people to share resources and perspectives from all over the world. Recently I ran into a great blog called Practical Pages by a Christian Charlotte-Mason-inspired mom homeschooling in South Africa. She has a bunch of good ideas and wonderful resources, and it is just as easy to access them as it is the ones from my friend just a few miles away.
My favorite thing that she is sharing with the world, however, is a series of terrific timelines of art eras. She has them divided by centuries, with the name and country of different art movements (Neoclassicism, Hudson River School, Bauhaus, etc.) with representative artists and works of the different style displayed by the years of that movement. It would take a ton of time, not to mention some degree of expertise, do create this, but you can download it for free from her blog by clicking here.
She also some some other great downloadable pages on Famous Artists and Famous Impressionist Artists that are appropriate for lapbooks or timelines or art notebooks. Finally, because they are studying Impressionism this year, she has posted a whole bunch of lesson plans for creating a hands-on Art Appreciation project of various Impressionist artists, often with printable resources, and again, all for free. Click here to review those projects.
So if you are looking for some help in your art history studies, go check out her blog. I know it is a perfect resource to accompany the 19th Century history studies we are doing this year.