Art History Movements

Global Prehistory

Paleolithic - Prehistoric

30,000 BCE - 8,000 BCE

Neolithic - Prehistoric

8000 BCE - 3000 BCE

Ancient Mediterranean

Sumerian - Ancient Near Eastern (Iraq)

3500 BCE - 2340 BCE

Old Kingdom - Egyptian

2575 BC - 2134 BC

Middle Kingdom - Egyptian

2134 BCE - 1550 BCE

Babylonian - Ancient Near Eastern Art (Iraq)

1792 BCE - 1750 BCE

New Kingdom - Egyptian

1550 BCE - 1070 BCE

Etruscan - height 7th-6th c. BCE

1000 BCE - 270 BCE

Assyrian - Ancient Near Eastern (Iraq)

883 BCE - 612 BCE

Legendary founding of Rome by Romulus & Remus - Roman

753 BCE

Archaic - Greek

600 BCE - 480 BCE

Persian - Ancient Near Eastern (Iraq)

559 BCE - Approx. 331 BCE

Roman Republic - Roman

507 BCE - 27 BCE

Classical - Greek

480 BCE - 323 BCE

Hellenistic - Greek

323 BCE - 30 BCE

Roman Empire - Roman

27 BCE - 410 CE

Early Europe and Colonial Americas

Late Antique

200 - 500

Merovingian Art - Early Medieval (France)

481 - 714

Hiberno-Saxon - Early Medieval (British Isles)

500 - 700

Early Byzantine - Byzantine

500 - 726

Islamic

630 - Present

Iconoclastic Controversy - Byzantine

726 - 843

Middle & Late Byzantine - Byzantine

843 - 1453

Romanesque

1050 - 1150

Gothic

1140 - 1400

Gothic (Italy)

1250 - 1400

Renaissance (Italy)

1400 - 1500

Renaissance (Northern Europe)

1400 - 1600

High Renaissance (Rome, Florence, Venice)

1495 - 1520

Spanish Colonies in the Americas

1500 - 1820

Mannerism (Italy)

1520 - 1600

Baroque

1690 - 1700

Rococo

1700 - 1750

Later Europe and Americas

Neoclassicism

1700 - 1815

Romanticism

1789 - 1848

Realism - Late 19th c.

1848 - 1869

Impressionism - Late 19th c.

1872 - 1889

Post-Impressionism - Late 19th c.

1880 - 1899

Art Nouveau - Late 19th c.

1890 - 1914

Symbolsim - Late 19th c.

1890 - 1899

Expressionism - Early & Mid-20th c.

1905 - 1939

Fauvism - Early & Mid-20th c.

1905

Cubism - Early & Mid-20th c.

1907 - 1939

Constructivism - Early & Mid-20th c.

1914 - 1929

Dada - Early & Mid-20th c.

1916 - 1925

DeStijl - Early & Mid-20th c.

1917 - 1939

Mexican Muralists - Early & Mid-20th c.

1920 - 1939

International Style - Early & Mid-20th c.

1920 - 1939

Surrealism

1924 - 1939

Harlem Renaissance - Early & Mid-20th c.

1930 - 1939

Abstract Expressionism - Early & Mid-20th c.

1945 - 1959

Pop Art - Early & Mid-20th c.

1955 - 1969

Happenings - Early & Mid-20th c.

1960 - 1969

Color Field Painting - Early & Mid-20th c.

1960 - 1969

Site Art - Early & Mid-20th c.

1970 - 1999

Post Modern - Early & Mid-20th c.

1975 - Present

South, East, and Southeast Asia

Chinese and Korean

3000 BCE - Present

Indian and Southeast Asian

800 BCE - Present

Japanese

1789 - 1848

Indigenous Americas

Art of the Americas

3500 BCE - 1492 CE

Chavin (Coastal Peru)

900 BCE - 200 BCE

Mayan (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Yucatan)

300 - 900

Anasazi (American Southwest)

550 - 1400

Mississippian (Eastern US)

800 - 1500

Inka/Inca (Peru)

1200 - 1532

Aztec (Central Mexico)

1400 - 1521

North American Indian (North America)

1700 - Present

Africa

African

3000 BCE - Present

The Pacific

Oceanic

800 BCE - Present

Global Contemporary

Contemporary

1980 - Present