Art History

Events

Paleolithic

30,000 BCE - 8000 BCE
  • hunters and gatherers

Neolithic

8000 BCE - 3000 BCE
  • farmers
  • organized settlements
  • divided labor into occupations
  • first homes

Sumerian

3500 BC - 2340 BC

Egypt: Old Kingdom

2575 BCE - 2134 BCE

Babylonian

1792 BCE - 1750 BCE

Egypt: New Kingdom

1550 BC - 1070 BCE

Etruscan

Approx. 1000 BCE - 270 BCE

Greek: Geometric

900 BCE - 700 BCE

Assyrian

883 BC - 612 BC

Roman

753 BCE - 410 CE

Greek: Orientalizing

700 BCE - 600 BCE

Greek: Archaic

600 BCE - 480 BCE

Persian

559 BC - 331 BC

Greek: Classical

480 BC - 323 BC

Greek: Hellenistic

323 BCE - 31 BCE

Late Antiquity

200 CE - 500 CE

Early Medieval

450 - 1050

Byzantine

500 CE - Approx. 1483

Islamic

630 CE - Present

Romanesque

1000 - 1200

Gothic

1140 - 1550

Renaissance

1400 - 1600

New Spain

1500 - 1820

Mannerism

1520 - 1600

Baroque

1600 - 1700

Rococo

1700 - 1750

Neoclassicism

1750 - 1815

Romanticism

1789 - 1848

Realism

1848 - Approx. 1860

Impressionism

1872 - Approx. 1880

Post-Impressionism

Approx. 1880 - Approx. 1890

Symbolism

Approx. 1890 - Approx. 1899

Art Nouveau

Approx. 1890 - 1914

Expressionism

1905 - Approx. 1930

Fauvism

1905

Cubism

1907 - Approx. 1930

Constructivism

1914 - Approx. 1920

Dada

1916 - 1925

DeStijl

1917 - Approx. 1930

International Style

Approx. 1920 - Approx. 1930

Mexican Muralists

Approx. 1920 - Approx. 1930

Surrealism

1924 - Approx. 1930

Harlem Renaissance

1930 - Approx. 1939

Abstract Expressionism

Approx. 1940 - Approx. 1950

Pop Art

1955 - Approx. 1960

Happenings

1960 - Approx. 1969

Color Field Painting

Approx. 1960 - Approx. 1969

Site Art

Approx. 1970 - Approx. 1990

Postmodern

1975 - Present