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Western Art History Time Line

Prehistoric Art
Visual Arts Movements 30,000 3000 B.C.
Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) Art - 30,00010,000 B.C. Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) Art - 10,0008000 B.C. Neolithic (New Stone Age) Art - 8000-3000 B.C.

Romanticism 1800 -1880 Realism 1830 -1870 Impressionism 1863 -1885

Modern Art
(The Industrial Revolution) Visual Arts Movements 1880 - 1970
1880 Neo-Impressionism 1886 -1906 Post-Impressionism 1886 -1905 Symbolism 1880 -early 1900s 1890 Expressionism 1890 -1939 1900 Art Nouveau 1905 -1939 Cubism 1907 -Present Futurism 1909 -1939 1910 Bauhaus 1919 -1933 Constructivism (Russian influences)1914 -early 1930s Dada - Dadaism 1916 -1923 Purism 1918 -1926 1914 WWI 1914 -1918 1920 Art Deco 1920 -1930 Constructivism 1920 -Present No-Ralism- 1920 -1930 Surrealism 1922 -1939 1930 Abstraction 1931 -1936 Concrete Art 1930 -ca. 1960 Neo-Romanticism 1930 -1950s Socialist Realism - ca. 1930 -1950 1939 WWII 1939 -1945 1945 - Post-War Abstract Expressionism 1945 -Present Art brut 1945 -Present 1950 Action Painting - 1950s Color Field Painting 1950 -Present Hard-Edge Painting - late 1950s- Present Neo-Dada - 1950 Pop Art - 1955 Present 1960 Conceptual Art 1960 Present Minimalism 1960 Present Op Art 1964 -Present Psychedelic Art - early 1960s- early 1970s

Ancient Art
Visual Arts Movements 5500 B.C. - 476 A.D.
Bronze Age Art - 2500-800 B.C. Iron Age Art - 750-50 B.C. Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Egypt 5500 332 B.C. Greek and Roman Egypt - 332 BC-395 AD Ancient Greece ca 1200 27 B.C. Classical Art 480 - 323 B.C. Hellenistic Art - 323-50 B.C. Roman Empire Art - 27 B.C. 476 A.D. Celtic Art

Early Christian to Medieval Art


Visual Arts Movements 400 - 1450
Early Christian 476 -ca. 800 Byzantine Art Norman/ Viking Influences The Anglo-Saxons 500 -1066 Medieval Art: Romanesque Art - ca. 1000 ca. 1150 Gothic Art 1140 -1450 Flamboyant Gothic 1400 -1600

Contemporary Art
Visual Art Movements 1970 - Present
1970 Post-Modernism - 1970s-mid 1980s Ugly Realism - 1970s Feminist Art - 1970s-Present Neo-Conceptualism - late 1970s-Present Neo-Expressionism - late 1970s-1980s Trans- Avantgarde 1979 Free Figuration - early 1980s Multiculturalism - 1980s Graffiti Movement - 1980s Brit Art /Young British Artists("yBa") Neo-Pop - late 1980s Net Art - early 1990 Thinkism - September 12, 2001 Funism - ca. 2002

Renaissance to Early Modern Art


Visual Arts Movements 1400 - 1880
The Renaissance 1450 -1600 Baroque Art 1600 -1750 Rococo 1700 -1750 Neo-Classicism 1750 -1880

1980

1990 2000