Video Picks: Art across the decades

Kirsty Gentle

Insights Editor

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We found this piece of art history gold on Vimeo and had to share it with you.

In 2006, designer and illustrator Sarah Fanelli was commissioned by Tate to create a 40 metre long timeline to go alongside their new permanent collection.


This illustration introduces all art movements since 1900 and the key artists who shaped these movements. Her hand-drawn approach is said to reflect the dynamic nature of 20th century art – that things are not fixed, not set in stone.


The timeline is available as a poster – but who needs that when we’ve got Sonia Cerezquita’s video (thanks Sonia)! This is definitely one to keep in your favourites. From the magic of Sonia Delaunay and Orphism to the showmanship of the Young British Artists and everything in-between, there’s a world of artists and movements that may be new to you. Take a look and find your new favourites to inspire your own work.

As the camera moves to the 2000s, notice anything different? There is still a steady stream of names but no art movements listed. So why is that? Any ideas?

What would you call your post-millenium art movement? Share your #myartmovement ideas with us on Instagram: @ual_insights