Outline of Art History - Visual Arts Movements from 30,000 BC-400 AD

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Prehistory

Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) Art - 30,000-10,000 B.C.

Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) Art - 10,000-8000 B.C.

Neolithic (New Stone Age) Art - 8000-3000 B.C.

Bronze Age Art - 2500-800 B.C.

Iron Age Art - 750-50 B.C.

Ancient Civilizations

Mesopotamia

Sumerian Art - 3000-2300 B.C.

Akkadian Art - 2300-2150 B.C.

Neo-Sumerian Art - 2150-2000 B.C.

Babylonian Art - 1900-1600 B.C.

Assyrian Art - 900-612 B.C.

Neo-Babylonian Art - 625-539 B.C.

Egypt

Early Dynastic Art - 3500-2686 B.C.

Old Kingdom Art - 2686-2185 B.C.

Middle Kingdom Art - 2133-1750 B.C.

Early New Kingdom Art - 1570-1353 B.C.

Amarna Art - 1353-1332 B.C.

Late New Kingdom Art - 1332-1075 B.C.

Late Period Art - 750-332 B.C.

Macedonian Dynasty Art - 332-304 B.C.

Ptolemaic Dynasty Art - 304-30 B.C.

Art under the Roman Emperors - 30 B.C.-395 A.D.

The Cycladic Islands/Crete

Early Minoan Art - 2800-2000 B.C.

Middle Minoan Art - 2000-1700 B.C.

Late Minoan Art - 1550-1400 B.C.

Phoenician Art - 1500-500 B.C.

Nomadic Tribes

Luristan Art - 700-500 B.C.

Scythian Art - 600-300 B.C.

Persian Empire Art - 539-331 B.C.

Classical Civilizations

Greek Art

Mycenaean Art - 1550-1200 B.C.

Sub-Mycenaean Art - 1100-1025 B.C.

Proto-Geometric Art - 1025-900 B.C.

Geometric Art - 900-700 B.C.

Archaic Art - 700-480 B.C.

   Orientalizing Phase - 735-650 B.C.

   Early Archaic - 700-600 B.C.

   High Archaic - 600-520 B.C.

   Late Archaic - 520-480 B.C.

Classical Art - 480-323 B.C.

   Early Classical - 480-450 B.C.

   High Classical - 450-400 B.C.

   Late Classical - 400-323 B.C.

Hellenistic Art - 323-31 B.C.

   Early Hellenistic - 323-250 B.C.

   High Hellenistic - 250-100 B.C.

   Late Hellenistic - 100 -31 B.C.

Etruscan Art

Early Iron Age Art - 9th century-ca.

675 B.C.

Orientalizing Phase - ca. 675-ca. 575 B.C.

Archaic Period Art - ca. 575-ca. 480 B.C.

Classical Period Art - ca. 480-ca. 300 B.C.

Hellenistic Period Art - ca. 300-ca. 50 B.C.

Roman Art

Republican Art - 510-27 B.C.

Early Roman Empire Art - 27 B.C.-235 A.D.

   Augustan - 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

   Julio-Claudian - 14-68

   Flavian - 69-96

   Trajanic - 98-117

   Hadrianic - 117-138

   Antonine - 138-192

   Severin - 193-235

Late Roman Empire/Late Antique Art - 235-476

Judean Art - 600 B.C.-135 A.D.

Celtic Art

Early Style - ca. 450-ca. 350 B.C.

Waldalgesheim Style - ca. 350-ca. 250 B.C.

Sword and Plastic Styles - ca. 250-ca. 125 B.C.

Oppida Period Art - ca. 125-ca. 50 B.C.

Britain and Ireland before 600 A.D.

Parthian and Sassanidic Art - 238 B.C.-637 A.D.

Non-Western Ancient Art

China

Neolithic – ca. 6,000–ca. 1,600 B.C.

Shang Dynasty – 1,766–1,045 B.C.

Zhou Dynasty – 1,045–256 B.C.

Qin Dynasty – 221–206 B.C.

Han Dynasty – 206 B.C.–220 A.D.

Three Kingdoms Period – 220–280

Western Jin Dynasty – 265–316

Six Dynasties Period – 222–589

Northern and Southern Dynasties Period – 310–589

Japan

Jomon – 4,500–200 B.C.

Yayoi – 200 B.C.–200 A.D.

Kofun – 200–500

Indian Subcontinent

Indus Valley – 4,000–1,800 B.C.

Sarasvati-Sindhu Civilization - 3,000–1,500 B.C.

Aryan India - 1,500–500 B.C.

The Mauryan Empire - 321–233 B.C.

Gandhara and Kushan School – 1st–3rd centuries A.D.

The Gupta Dynasty - 320–510

Africa

Rock Art in Southern Africa

Sahara - Bubalus Period – ca. 6,000–ca. 3,500 B.C.

Lower Nubia – ca. 3,500–2,000 B.C.

Kush – 2,000 B.C.–325 A.D.

Pre-dynastic Kemet – to 3,050 B.C.

The Nok Culture - 400 B.C.–200 A.D.

Aksum - 350 B.C.–1,000 A.D.

North America

Mexico

   Olmec Art - 1,200–350 B.C.

   Zapotec Art – 1,400 B.C.–400 A.D.

   Huastec Art - ca. 1000 B.C.-1521 A.D.

   Mayan Art - 300 B.C.–800 A.D.

South America

Valdivian Art - ca. 4,000-ca. 1,500 B.C.

Chavin Art - ca. 2,600-ca. 200 B.C.

San Agustin - ca. 800 B.C.-ca. 1630 A.D.

Moche and Nasca Art - ca. 200 B.C.-ca. 600 A.D.

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