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This page is intended to provide visitors with a simple overview of major art styles and periods, as defined by art historians.  The listing may vary for individual countries, due to local art styles that did not spread globally, or duration which may vary from southern Europe to Northern Europe, from Europe to the Americas, and from Asia to Europe. Styles marked with an asterisk are included on this site. 

Please note that current copyright-legislation prevents me showing artworks by artists until 70 years after their death. This means that such artists as e.g. Alfons Mucha (Art Nouveau), Henri Matisse (Fauvism), Georges Braque (Cubism), Salvador Dali (Surrealism), Pablo Picasso (many different styles), Marc Chagall (Surrealism), members of the Cobra-Group, Andy Warhol (Pop Art), and many more who all passed away in the 1930's or later, are exempted from this site, and will only appear here at a later date. 

The first artist to be "revived" in 2009, will be the Czech artist Alfons Mucha, who died in 1939. 

Styles and Periods Duration, approximately 
Paleolithic Art (Cave Art) * 32000 BC - 11000 BC
Egyptian Art  3200 BC   -       30 BC
Babylonian-Assyrian Art  3200 BC   -     500 BC
Aegean Art  3000 BC   -   1100 BC
Greek Art 
    Geometric Period 
    Archaic Period *
    Classic Period *
    Hellenistic Period *
1100 BC -       150 BC
1100 BC -       700 BC
  700 BC -       480 BC
  480 BC -       330 BC
  330 BC -       150 BC
Etruscan Art *   700 BC -       100 BC
Roman Art    100 BC - 300 AD
Ancient Christian Art    300 -   500
Byzantine Art *   450 - 1450
Celtic Art   450 - 1000
Merovingian Art   450 -   750
Islamic Art   650 - 1650 
Carolingian Art   770 -   850
Pre-Romanesque Art *   950 - 1000
Romanesque Art * 1000 - 1200
Gothic Art * 1150 - 1525
Renaissance Art *
    Early Renaissance *
    High Renaissance *
    Mannerism *
    Northern Renaissance *
1400 - 1600
1400 - 1500
1500 - 1525
1520 - 1600
1525 - 1630
Baroque Art *
    Régence (Late Baroque.)
1600 - 1730 
1710 - 1730
Rococo * 1730 - 1770
Academic Art  1600 - 1800 
Neo Classicism *
    Directory 
    Empire 
    Biedermeyer 
1760 - 1850 
1795 - 1800 
1800 - 1850 
1820 - 1850
Japanese Ukiyo-e "Images from the Floating World", Edo Period * 1600s - 1867
Romanticism * 1810 - 1840
The Hudson River School  America 1835 - 1870 
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood  Britain, 1848 - late 19th century
Victorian Classicism  Britain, mid to late 19th century
Arts and Crafts Movement  Britain, late 19th century 
Realism *
    The Barbizon School 
    The Ashcan School 
    The Camden Town Group 
    The American Scene 
    American Regionalism 
    Social Realism 
    The Canadian Group Of Seven * 
    Socialist Realism *
    Magic Realism
    Contemporary Realism
1840 - 1870 
France, mid 19th Century 
New York City, 1908 - c.1913
London, 1911 - 1912 
America, 1931 - 1940 
America, 1930s
America, 1930s
Canada, 1920 - 1960s 
Soviet Union, 1930s 
1943 - 1950s
America, emerged in the late 1960s / early 1970s 
Historicism 1850 - 1920
Impressionism *
    Neo-Impressionism (aka Pointillism or Divisionism) *
1870 - 1905
France, 1880s
Golden Age of Illustration  1880s - 1920s
Post-Impressionism *
    Les Nabis     
    Fauvism 
1885 - 1900 
1891 - 1899 
1898 - 1908
Symbolism * 1890 - 1910
Syntheticism  1890 - 1900
Art Nouveau (Jugend) * 1890 - 1910 
Expressionism *
    Die Brücke (The Bridge) 
    Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) 
    De Stijl * 
    Die Neue Sachlichkeit (The New Objectivism) 
    Bauhaus *
    Functionalism *
    The Cobra Group 
Centered in Germany, c. 1905 - 1940s
Centered in Dresden, 1905 - 1913
Centered in Munich, 1911 - 1914 
The Netherlands 1917 - 1932
Germany 1918 - 1933 
Germany 1919 - 1933
Denmark 1920 - 1940
Denmark, Holland, Belgium 1948 - 1951
Cubism  1907 - 1914
Futurism  1909 - 1918
Constructivism  1913 - 
Suprematism * 1913 - 1920
Dada  1915 - 1924 
Neo-Plasticism  1917 - 1930 
Purism  1918 - 1930
Surrealism  1924 - 
Precisionism  1918 - 
Art Deco  1920s - 1930s 
The Harlem Renaissance  African-American Art 1920s - 1930s 
Abstract Expressionism (Automatism, Tachism)  1945 -  
Op Art  1960s - 
Pop Art  1960s - 
Situationism  1960s - 
Photorealism  1960s - 
Minimalism  1960s - 
Sensation Show (Happening) 1960s - 
Conceptual Art 1960s - 
Land Art  1960s -
Body Art  1960s -
Folk Art (Naivism) * ---

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