Western Traditions

Main

Egyptian Predynastic

3500 BCE - 2900 BCE

Ancient Near East Sumerian

3500 BCE - 2300 BCE

Aegean Cycladic

3000 BCE - 2000 BCE

Egyptian Old Kingdom

2600 BCE - 2100 BCE

Ancient Near East Akkadian

2300 BCE - 2150 BCE

Egyptian Middle Kingdom

2040 BCE - 1640 BCE

Ancient Near East Babylonian

1800 BCE - 1600 BCE

Aegean Minoan

1700 BCE - 1200 BCE

Aegean Mycenaean

1700 BCE - 1200 BCE

Egyptian New Kingdom

1550 BCE - 1070 BCE

Ancient Near East Assyrian

900 BCE - 612 BCE

Early Etruscan

900 BCE - 480 BCE

Greek Archaic

600 BCE - 480 BCE

Roman Republic

509 BCE - 27 BCE

Later Etruscan

480 BCE - 89 BCE

Greek High Classical

450 BCE - 400 BCE

Greek Late Classical

400 BCE - 323 BCE

Greek Hellenistic

323 BCE - 30 BCE

Ancient Near East Persian

224 BCE - 651 CE

Roman Early Empire

27 BCE - 96 CE

Early Christian

29 CE - 526 CE

Roman High Empire

96 CE - 192 CE

Roman Late Empire

192 CE - 337 CE

Early Medieval Hiberno-Saxon

476 CE - 1000 CE

Early Byantine

527 CE - 726 CE

Early Medieval Carolingian

751 CE - 919 CE

Middle Byzantine

843 CE - 1204 CE

Early Medieval Ottonian

919 CE - 1024 CE

Romanesque

1024 CE - 1200 CE

French, German, Lombard, Norman, and Tuscan.

Gothic

1140 CE - 1400 CE

French, English, and German.

Late Byzantine

1204 CE - 1453 CE

Proto Renaissance Italian

1300 CE - 1400 CE

Late Gothic

1400 CE - 1500 CE

French, Flemish, and German.

Early Renaissance Italian

1400 CE - 1500 CE

High Renaissance Italian

1500 CE - 1520 CE

Northern Renaissance

1500 CE - 1600 CE

German and Netherlandish.

Mannerism Italian

1520 CE - 1600 CE

Baroque

1600 CE - 1700 CE

Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, and French.

Rococo French

1700 CE - 1770 CE

Neoclassicism French

1770 CE - 1810 CE

Romanticism

1800 CE - 1840 CE

Spanish, French, German, and English.

Realism French

1840 CE - 1875 CE

Impressionism French

1875 CE - 1900 CE

Post-Impressionism French

1875 CE - 1900 CE

Futurism Italian

1900 CE - 1925 CE

Expressionism German

1900 CE - 1925 CE

Dada

1900 CE - 1925 CE

Swiss, French, and German.

Organic American

1900 CE - 1950 CE

Regionalism American

1900 CE - 1950 CE

Cubism French

1900 CE - 1925 CE

DeStijl Dutch

1925 CE - 1950 CE

Surrealism French

1925 CE - 1950 CE

Bauhaus German

1925 CE - 1950 CE

Modernism American

1950 CE - 1975 CE

Pop Art American

1950 CE - 1975 CE

Abstract Expressionism American

1950 CE - 1975 CE

Post-Modernism

1975 CE - Present