Dec 7, 2009

From the Beginning..............

Have you ever wondered when art began?
According to the latest paleo-archeological information, the oldest art was created by humans during the prehistoric Stone Age, between 300,000 and 700,000 years ago. We will be looking at all the eras in the future but until then here is a chronological summary of major movements, styles, periods and artists that have contributed to the evolution and development of visual art.

STONE AGE ART (c. 2,500,000 - 3,000 BCE)
Mesolithic - Neolithic

BRONZE AGE ART (3,000 - 1200 BCE)
Egyptian - Sumerian - Persian - Minoan - Bronze Age Metalwork

IRON AGE ART (c.1500-350 CE)
Mycenean - Ancient Greek Art - Etruscan - Celtic Art - Roman Art

MEDIEVAL ART (c.350-1300 CE)
Byzantine Art - Irish Early Christian Art
Romanesque Art (Carolingian, Ottonian) - Gothic

THE RENAISSANCE (c.1300-1620)
Proto-Renaissance - Early Renaissance - High Renaissance
Northern Renaissance - Mannerism

Baroque - Rococo - Neoclassicism - Romanticism - Realism

MODERN ART (c.1850-1970)
Impressionism - Post Impressionism - Colourism: Fauvism
19th Century/Early 20th Century Sculpture - Expressionism
Design: Art Nouveau/Bauhaus/Art Deco - Cubism - Surrealism
Abstract Expressionism - Pop Art - Mid-20th Century Sculpture

CONTEMPORARY ART (c.1970-present)
Postmodernist Painting - Postmodernist Sculpture
Avant-Garde - 20th Century Architecture

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