Art History Timeline

Prehistoric Art

Paleolithic

30000 BCE - 4000 BCE

Neolithic

8000 BC - 2000 BC

Ancient Near Eastern Art

Sumerian

3500 BC - 2340 BC

Akkadian

2340 BC - 2180 BC

Babylonian

1792 BC - 1750 BC

Hittite

1600 BC - 1200 BC

Assyrian

1000 BC - 612 BC

Persian

559 BC - 331 BC

Egyptian Art

Old Kingdom

2575 BC - 2134 BC

Middle Kingdom

2040 BC - 1640 BC

New Kingdom

1550 BC - 1070 BC

Aegean Art

Cycladic

3000 BC - 1600 BC

Minoan

1900 BC - 1375 BC

Mycenaean

1600 BC - 1100 BC

Greek Art

Geometric

900 BC - 700 BC

Orientalizing

700 BC - 600 BC

Archaic

600 BC - 480 BC

Classical

480 BC - 400 BC

Late Classical

400 BC - 323 BC

Hellenistic

323 BC - 30 BC

Roman Art

Roman Republic

509 BC - 27 BC

Early/High Roman Empire

27 BC - 192

Late Roman Empire

192 - 410

Byzantine Art

Early Byzantine

500 - 726

Middle/High Byzantine

843 - 1204

Late Byzantine

1204 - 1453

Early Medieval Art

Hiberno-Saxon

500 - 800

Carolingian Art

700 - 900

Viking

700 - 1100

Ottonian

900 - 1100

Gothic Art

Early Gothic

1140 - 1194

High Gothic

1194 - 1300

Late Gothic

1300 - 1400

Late Nineteenth Century Art

Realism

1848 - 1860

Impressionism

1872 - 1880

Post-Impressionism

1880 - 1890

Art Nouveau

1890 - 1914

Symbolism

1890 - 1899

Early Twentieth Century Art

Fauvism

1905

Expressionism

1905 - 1930

Cubism

1907 - 1930

Suprematism

1913 - 1920

Constructivism

1914 - 1920

Dadaism

1916 - 1925

Art Deco

1920 - 1930

Surrealism

1924 - 1930

Art Period

Prehistoric Art

30000 BC - 2000 BC

Ancient Near Eastern Art

3500 BC - 641

Aegean Art

3000 BC - 1100 BC

Egyptian Art

3000 BC - 30 BC

Etruscan Art

1000 BC - 270 BC

Greek Art

900 BC - 30 BC

Roman Art

753 BC - 500 CE

Late Antique Art

200 - 500

Early Medieval Art

450 - 1050

Byzantine Art

500 - 1500

Islamic Art

650 - 2014

Romanesque Art

1050 - 1150

Gothic Art

1140 - 1400

Early Renaissance

1400 - 1500

High Renaissance

1495 - 1520

Late Renaissance

1500 - 1600

Mannerism

1520 - 1600

Baroque Art

1600 - 1700

Rococo

1700 - 1750

NeoClassicism

1750 - 1815

Romanticism

1789 - 1848

Late Nineteenth Century Art

1848 - 1900

Early Twentieth Century Art

1900 - 1945

Late Twentieth Century Art

1945 - 2014

Late Twentieth Century Art

Pop Art

1955 - 1960

Artists: Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol