Art History Timeline

 

 

Period Style Key Works
    By women By men
Prehistoric Era
Paleolithic
40,000 - 8000 BC
   
Neolithic
8000 - 2300 BC
Ancient Civilizations
Mesopotamia
3500 - 2030 BC
   
Egypt
3500 - 395 BC
Greece
late 7th century - late 4th century BC
Rome
second century BC - 395 AD
Middle Ages
Byzantine
200 - 1450
 
Empress Theodora and Her Attendants c. 547 AD
Medieval
395 - 1400
 
Chi-Rho Page from Book of Kells, c. 800 AD?
Romanesque
mid 11th to mid 12th centuries
Christ of the Pentacost
Gothic
1145 - 1400s
Rose de France window from Notre Dame Cathedral
Renaissance
Renaissance
1400 - 1550
Northern Renaissance
1500 - 1600
Baroque
Mannerism
   
Baroque
1600 - 1750
Northern Baroque
Rococo
1700 - 1775
The Modern World
Neoclassicism
late 18th to early 19th centuries
Romanticism
late 18th to early 19th centuries
Nameless and Friendless
Third of May 1808
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
1848-1903
The Roll Call
Awakening Conscience
Realism
mid 19th century
The Horse Fair
Impressionism
Summer's Day
Post-Impressionism
The Waltz
Starry Night
Early Twentieth Century
Fauvism
1905 - 1907
   
German Expressionism
1900-1910
Street, Berlin
Cubism
1908 - 1914
Prismes Isotiques
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Futurism
1909 - 1918
Between World Wars
Dada
1916 - 1923
Surrealism
1924 - mid 1940s
The Broken Column
Social Realism
Migrant Mother
Modernism
Abstract Expressionism
1945 - 1965
Minimalism
1965 - 1970
Hang Up
Judd Untitled
Conceptualism
1965 - 1975
 
Feminism
 
 
Performance Art
 
Interior Scroll
Postmodernism
Photography
Sculpture
Installation
Painting
21st Century  

 

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