Monday, April 7, 2008



Cave Painting 30,000-8,000BCE

Egyptian Art 3200-1070BCE
Amarna Art 1370-1340BCE

Ancient Greece 1000- BCE
*Geometric Period
*Archaic Period
*Classical Period

Renaissance 1400-1600AD
*Fra Angelico

*da Vinci
*van Eyck
*Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Baroque 1600-1700AD



Rococo 1725-1775

Art Brut 1800s-present


Impressionism 1870s-1890sAD

*van Gogh


Pointillism 1880s-1900AD

Les Nabis 1890s-1900AD

Art Nouveau 1890s-1905AD

*de Saint Phalle
*Spanish Architectural Style
*van de Velde

Fauvism 1900-1920AD

Cubism 1907-1914AD

Dadaism 1916-1920AD

De Stijl 1917-1920sAD

Harelm Renaissance 1919-1930s
*Jacob Lawrence

Surrealism 1924- 1930s


Abstract Expressionism 1945-1960AD

*Pollock (Action Painting)
-----Color Field Painting-----


Kinetic Art 1950s-1960s

Pop Art 1960sAD

*Thiebaud (sort of)

*Dr. Seuss
*Mudejar Style
*Talavera Pottery

You’ll notice that I was unable to put some artists into categories. It’s not as simple as it seems. Many artists painted in several different styles. Some artists really don’t fit a category at all. If you notice that I’ve missed someone, please comment and I’ll correct myself.

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Peter said...

A very good initative!

That the time limits are closer at the end is normal. I wonder how they will be classified in a few centuries? Went to Paris' Modern Art Museum yesterday and - although I'm rather a fan of modern art - I asked myself the question what the art historians will say aobut certain of the exposed artists (if anything).

Jessica said...

What will art historians say about current artists? That's a good question. I'll have to think about that a bit myself.

I think it will be easier to create broader categories when the artists creating right now are no longer around to object. It seems that anyone can start an art movement and call it whatever they want. The result is a hundred shortlived "movements" that aren't all that different than the others of the same time period.

sonya said...

Haven't you missed out Roman and Medievil Art?
Otherwise good idea.

Houston said...

Good writing. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed my Google News Reader..artistic

Anonymous said...

I would really enjoy seeing Alphonse Mucha listed under the Art Nouveau artists, because he was probably the most influential of them all (and because he's my favorite!). But thanks for including Art Nouveau; for some reason, most people tend to skip over it.

Anonymous said...

A student in her final secondary year sent me your blog. I forwarded it to the rest of the class. Brilliant! A great overview and good for big kids too.

Mrs. Proctor's Art Classes said...

Great list! You got some I would have forgotten. Some of my favorites that didn't make your list: Surrealism- Rene Magritte, Harlem Renaissance- Romare Bearden, and Pop Art- Claes Oldenburg. It will be a great tool for my Middle School Art students!

Victoryperfect said...

What an exciting experience!/Hilarious! Delightful! True!/wonderful stuff! thank you!

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Anonymous said...

I will really like to see Joan Miro in this page.

Melonie said...

What about Cezanne, "the father of us all"?