Dates

Period

Notes

38,000 – 7,000 bce
7,000- 2,000 bce

Paleolithic
Neolithic (dates vary according to region)


3,500 – 7th C. bce

Mesopotamia


3,000 – 30 bce

Old Kingdom Egypt (approx.1,000 yrs)
New Kingdom Egypt (approx. 2,000 yrs)



3,200 – 2300 bce
3,000 – 1,200 bce
1,700 – 1,200 bce  

Aegean Sea
Cycladic  (Paleolithic)
Minoan Crete
Mycenaean



 

9th- 8th C. bce

7th C. bce

6th C. bce

5th C. bce

4th – 1st C.ce    

Ancient Greece

                                    
   Greek Geometric

   Greek Orientalizing

  Archaic Greece

  Classical Greece

  Hellenistic


7th- 5th century bce

Etruscan


6th – 1st C. bce
1st C. bce. – 4th C. ce

Roman Republic
Roman Empire


3rd – 6th century

Early Christian


6th  – 15th century

Byzantine


7th  – 13th century
11th -12th century
12th  -13th century              

Medieval
Romanesque
Gothic




14th century

15th century

15th century

16th century    

Renaissance

Trecento 1300’s Proto-Renaissance

Quattrocento 1400’s  Early Renaissance (Florence)

Northern Renaissance (North of the Alps - Northern Europe)

Quinquicento 1500’s High Renaissance (Rome, Venice)


16th century                             

Mannerism (Italy, France)


17th – 18th century

Baroque (1600-1750)
Counter-Reformation (Italy, Flanders, Spain)
French Classical Baroque
17th C. Dutch


18th century

Rococo (France)


18th – 19th century

Neo-Classicism (France)


18th –19th century

Romanticism (France)


19th century

Realism (France)


19th century

Impressionism (France)


20th Century

Fauvism (France)

German Expressionism

Non-Objective (Europe)

Cubism (Europe)

International Style Architecture

Bauhaus

Futurism (Italy)

Dada (Europe)

Surrealism (Europe)

Constructivism (USSR)

DeStijl (The Netherlands)

Regionalism (USA)

Mexican Muralists

Abstract Expressionism (NYC)

Minimalism (mostly USA)

Conceptual Art (mostly USA)

Performance Art

Installation Art

Pop (mostly USA)

Superrealism (aka Photo-Realism)

Neo-Expressionism

Political Art

Feminist Art (mostly USA)

New Technologies


 

Themes and Concerns of Modern Art

Perception and Expression

Political

Formal Concerns

Representation


Fauvism (France)

German Expressionism

Cubism (Europe)

Dada (Europe)

Surrealism (Europe)

Abstract Expressionism (NYC)

Neo-Expressionism


Futurism (Italy)

Mexican Muralists

Political Art

Feminist Art (mostly USA)


Synthetic Cubism

Non-Objective (Europe)

International Style Architecture

Bauhaus(Europe)

Constructivism (USSR)

DeStijl (The Netherlands)

Minimalism (mostly USA)

Conceptual Art (mostly USA)

Performance Art

Installation Art



Regionalism (USA)

Pop (mostly USA)

Superrealism (Photo-Realism)