Art History Overview

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Ancient Near Eastern Art

3500 BC - 641 CE

Sumerian, 3500-2340 BCE
Akkadian, 2340-2180 BCE
Babylonian, 1792-1750 BCE
Hittite, 1600-1200 BCE
Assyrian, 1000-612 BCE
Persian, 559-331 BCE

Egyptian Art

3000 BC - 30 BC

Old Kingdom, 2575-2134 BCE
Middle Kingdom, 2040-1640 BCE
New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BCE

Etruscan Art

900 BCE - 270 BCE

Height: Seventh-sixth Centuries BCE

Greek Art

900 BC - 30 BC

Geometric Art, 900-700 BCE
Orientalizing Art, 700-600 BCE
Archaic Art, 600-480 BCE
Classical Art, 480-400 BCE
Late Classical Art, 400-320 BCE
Hellenistic Art, 320-30 BCE

Roman Art

753 BCE - 410

Founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, 753 BCE
Roman Republic, 509 BCE-27 BCE
Early Roman Empire, 27 BCE-192 CE
Late Roman Empire, 192 CE-410 CE

Late Antique Art

200 - 550

Early Christian Art
Early Jewish Art

Early Medieval Art

500 - 1050

Hiberno-Saxon Art, 6th to 8th C British Isles
Viking Art, 8th to 11th C Scandinavia
Carolingian Art, 8th to 9th C France, Germany
Ottonian Art, 10th to early 11th C Germany

Byzantine Art

500 - 1453

Early Byzantine, 500-726
Iconoclastic Controversy, 726-843
Middle or High Byzantine, 843-1204
Late Byzantine, 1204-1453, and beyond

Islamic Art

650 - Present

Romanesque Art

1000 - 1150

Gothic Art

1140 - 1400

Early Gothic, 1140-1194 France
High Gothic, Rayonnant Gothic, 1194-1300 France
Late Gothic, Flamboyant Gothic, After 1300 France
Perpendicular Gothic, After 1350 England

Late Gothic or Proto-Renaissance (ITALY)

1250 - 1400

Pisa
Florence
Siena

Early Renaissance

1400 - 1500

Northern Europe
Italy

High Renaissance

1495 - 1520

Rome
Florence
Venice

Later Renaissance in N. europe and Spain

1500 - 1600

Reformation
Durer
El Greco

Mannerism & Other Trends in Italy

1520 - 1600

Baroque Art

1600 - 1700

The Rococo

1700 - 1750

Neoclassicism

1750 - 1815

Romanticism

1789 - 1848

Realism

1848 - 1860

Impressionism

1872 - 1880

Post-Impressionism

1880 - 1890

Art Nouveau

1890 - 1914

Symbolism

1890 - 1899