Absolutely Must Know Artworks

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Pre-Historic Art




Ancient Art

Ancient Near East


Ancient Egypt


Aegean Art

Ancient Greece


Ancient Rome


Byzantine Empire


Early Christian


Early Judaic


Early Islamic



Medieval Art

Romanesque Art

Gothic Art

Proto-Renaissance


Early Italian Renaissance

High Italian Renaissance

Northern Renaissance


Baroque


Rococo

Neo-classical

Gothic-Revival

Romanticism

Orientalism

Early Photography

Realism

Modern Architecture

Impressionism


Modern Era


Post-Impressionism

Symbolism

Art Nouveau

Fauves

Primitivism

independent expressionism

blue rider

cubism

abstract sculpture

dada

Early modern art of americas

Utilitarianism

rationalism

bauhaus

surrealists

abstract and art informel

abstract expresionism

assemblage

happenings

pop art

op art

minimalism


Post-Modern Era


arte povera

conceptual art

earthworks

feminism

postmodern architecture

Post-modern


Beyond the European Tradition (non-Western)


Early African Art


Early Art of Americas


Early Japanese Art


Early South & Southwest Asian

Early Chinese & Korean