Monday, January 4, 2010

Art History 101

Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater

Welcome to Art History 101: A beginners guide to the history of art. This section of this blog, outlines major Western art styles and periods with non-west styles included when appropriate. Just click on the highlighted [underlined] links to learn about that particular art movement/period. Not all links will be active immediately so for goodness sake... be patient!

30,000 BC - 3000 BC [Prehistoric]
30,000 BC - 10,000 BC: Paleolithic (Old Stone Age)
PALEOLITHIC ART 101
10,000 - 8000 BC: Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age)
MESOLITHIC ART 101
8000 - 3000 BC: Neolithic (New Stone Age)
NEOLITHIC ART 101
3000 BC - 331 BC [Ancient Civilizations]
3500 - 331 BC: Mesopotamian Art
3500 - 1750 BC: Sumerian/Akkadian
1000 - 539 BC: Assyrian/Neo-Babylonian
539 - 331 BC: Persian

MESOPOTAMIAN ART 101
3200 - 1070 BC: Egyptian Art
3200 - 2185 BC: Old Kingdom
2040 - 1650 BC: Middle Kingdom
1550 - 1070 BC: New Kingdom
1370 - 1340 BC: Amarna Art

EGYPTIAN ART 101
3000 - 1100 BC: Aegean Art
3000 - 1475 BC: Minoan (Crete)
1650 - 1100 BC: Mycenean (Greece)

AEGEAN ART 101
Non-Western Styles
1766 - 1045 BC: Shang Dynasty, China
1045 - 256 BC: Zhou Dynasty, China

►Non-European Countries and Cultures

800 BC - 337 AD [Classical Civilizations]
800 - 323 BC: GreekArt
GREEK ART 101
323-150 BC: Hellenistic Art
HELLENISTIC ART 101
6th - 5th century BC: Etruscan Art
ETRUSCAN ART 101
509 BC - 337 AD: Roman Art
ROMAN ART 101

Non-Western Styles
800 BC - 600 AD Olmec, Mexico
100 - 200 AD Zapotec, Mexico
2nd - 3rd c. AD Gandhara, India
►Non-European Countries and Cultures

373 - 1453 [European Christian Art/Middle Ages]
Euro-Christian/Early Middle Ages 373 - 1453
EURO/CHRISTIAN/EARLY MIDDLE AGES 101
200 - 732 Hiberno-Saxon & Various Styles
HIBERNO SAXON ART 101
400 - 1453 Byzantine Art
BYZANTINE ART 101
622 - 900 Islamic Art
ISLAMIC ART 101
732 - 900 Carolingian Art
CAROLINGIAN ART 101
900 - 1050 Ottonian Art
OTTONIAN ART 101
1000 - 1140 Romanesque Style
ROMANESQUE STYLE 101
1140 - 1500 Gothic Style
GOTHIC STYLE 101

Non-Western Styles
320 - 647 Gupta, India
300 - 1500 Mayan, Mexico
618 - 907 Tang, China
645 - 791 Nara, Japan
960 - 1279 Song, China
1185 - 1333 Kamakura, Japan
1350 - 1520 Aztec, Mexico
1100 - 1532 Inca, Peru

►Non-European Countries and Cultures

1400 - 1800 [Renaissance/Baroque]
1400 - 1600 Renaissance
RENAISSANCE ART 101
1600 - 1700 Baroque
BAROQUE ART 101
1700 - 1750 Rococo
ROCOCCO ART 101

Non-Western Styles
1368 - 1644 Ming, China
1392 - 1573 Muromachi, Japan
1550 - 1680 Benin, Africa
1615 - 1868 Edo, Japan
1644 - 1912 Qing, China

►Non-European Countries and Cultures

1800 - 1880 [Pre-Modern Styles]
1750 - 1880 Neo-Classicism
NEO-CLASSICAL ART 101
1800 - 1880 Romanticism
ROMANTICISM 101
1830s - 1870 Realism
REALISM 101
1848 - 1854 Pre-Raphaelites
PRE-RAPHAELITE ART 101
1870s - 1890s Impressionism
IMPRESSIONISM 101

1880 - 1945 [Modernism]
1880 - 1920s Post Impressionism
POST-IMPRESSIONISM 101
1890s - 1920s Expressionism
EXPRESSIONISM 101
1903 - 1907 Fauvism
FAUVISM 101
1905 -1939 Cubism
CUBISM 101
1916 -1922 Dada
DADA 101
1920s - 1940s Bauhaus
BAUHAUS 101
1920s - 1940s Harlem Renaissance
HARLEM RENAISSANCE 101
1924 - 1930s Surrealism
SURREALISM 101

1945 - Present [Modern to Post-Modern]
1945 - Present Abstract Expressionism
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM 101
1950s/60s Op Art
OP ART 101
1960s - Present Pop Art
POP ART 101
1970s - Present Minimalism
MINIMALISM 101
Today Conceptual/Post-Modern
CONCEPTUAL/POST MODERN ART 101

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