History of Art

Main

Antiquity

3,500 BC - 500 AD

Mesopotamian

3,500 BC - 539 BC

Warrior Art & Narration in stone relief

Egyptian

3,100 BC - 30 BC

Art with an afterlife focus, pyramids & tomb painting

Greek and Hellenistic

850 BC - 31 BC

Greek idealism, balance, perfect proportions, architectural orders (parthenon etc,)

Archaic Period (greece)

800 BC - 480 BC

Indian, Chinese and Japanese

653 BC - 1900 AD

Serene, Meditative art

Roman

500 BC - 476 AD

Roman realism, practical and down to earth, the arch
(colosseum, Trajan's column, pantheon)

Classical Antiquity

500 BC - 500 AD

Byzantine & Islamic Art

476 AD - 1453 AD

Heavenly Byzantine mosaics, Islamic architecture, maze like designs

Middle Ages

500 - 1400

Celtic art, carolingian Renaissance, romanesque, gothic
(notre dame, giotto)

Early and High Renaissance

1400 - 1550

Venetian and Northern Renaissance

1430 - 1550

Mannerism

1527 - 1580

Baroque

1600 - 1750

Neoclassical

1750 - 1850

Romanticism

1780 - 1850

Realism

1848 - 1900

Impressionism

1865 - 1885

Post Impressionism

1885 - 1910

Fauvism and Expressionism

1900 - 1935

Cubism, Futurism, Supremativism, Constructivism, De Stijl

1905 - 1920

Dada & surrealism

1917 - 1950

abstract expressionism

1940 - 1950

postmodernism and deconstructivism

1970 - Present