HISTORICAL-PAINTINGS is a category into the painting, the historical events, but also fabulous and poetic topics to the picture-object have.
HISTORICAL-PAINTINGS into the widest senses has given to each time it. Into the difference to the actual picture of the story it arrives not always on historic fidelity, but it became the illustrations and interpretations through the respective artists or also the sponsors. Interesting at this establishment is, that itself at this principle until today through all art-epoch’s and directions nothing has changed.
Up to the eighteens Century calculated also one the religious and mythological depictions to the HISTORICAL-PAINTINGS and for Leon Battista Alberti, Italian humanist, artists and scholars (Genua of 14.2.1403 until Rome of 25.4.1472) were valid for example painters of countryside-pictures as a type minder category. For the French academy was > le génie d'historiere< the identification of the artists as such.