Styles and Movements




Chapter 1 Pre-Historic Art

- art without any written record -
  • Paleolithic Period
  • Neolithic Period
  • From Stone to Metal

Chapter 2 Ancient Near East

- Art usually conveys societal norms or enforces the power of the rulers -
  • Sumer
  • Lagash & Gudea
  • Babylon
  • Assyria
  • Neo-Babylonia

Chapter 3 Ancient Egyptian Art

- Death Culture-

Chapter 4 Art of the Aegean

- Art prior to Greek Settlement; usually reflects geographic region -

Chapter 5 Ancient Greek Art

- Man is the Measure of all things -

Chapter 6 Roman Art

- Art of the Republic -

Chapter 7 christian, byzantine, and Judaic Art

- Religions of the book -
  • Christian
    • Early Christian
    • Imperial Christian
  • Judaic
  • Byzantine
    • Early
    • Middle
    • Late

Chapter 8 Islamic Art

- Art usually reflects one or more of the five pillars of faith-
  • Early Caliphates
  • Later Islamic Art
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Modern Era

Chapter 14 Medieval Art

- Pre-Roman influence; then Syncretism-
  • British Isles
  • Spain
  • Carolingian
  • Viking
  • Ottonian

Chapter 15 Romanesque Art

- Visual links to ancient Rome. Crusades & Pilgrimages -
  • Architecture
  • Architectural decoration
  • Cloister Crafts
  • Manuscripts and scriptoria

Chapter 16 Gothic Art

- Height and Light; cathedrals -
  • France
  • England
  • Germany
  • Italy

Chapter 17 Proto-Renaissance

- The Black Plague moves many away from Catholic cause and Artist become more recognized -
  • Florence
  • Sienna
  • note: there is much more going on at this time that we did not cover

Chapter 18 Fifteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and Iberian Peninsula

- Humanism & Plague -
  • Flanders
  • Print Making
  • fiber arts
  • note: there is much more going on at this time than is mentioned here


Chapter 19 Renaissance in Italy

- Humanism = man is the measure of all things, but he is lead by Christian God; Mannerism; rebuilding of Papal authority-
  • Florence
  • Urbino
  • Mantua
  • Rome
  • Venice

Chapter 20 High Italian Renaissance

- Gorifying the Papacy through the Counter-reformation
  • Counter-reformation
  • Mannerism
  • Venice and the introduction of Oil painting

Chapter 21 Northern Renaissance of the 16th Century

- arts of the reformation; the emergence of middle class as patrons
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain & Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • England

Chapter 22 Baroque Art

- Catholicism using multi-media to 'move' unread lower class patrons; in the north artists use similar techniques for merchant class patrons
  • Italy
  • Habsburg lands
  • Flanders & Netherlands
  • France
  • England

Chapter 29 Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe and the Americas

- lots going on here you just need to know each one
  • Rococo
  • Classical Revival
  • Gothic Revival
  • Early Romanticism
  • Art in the Americas

Chapter 30 19th Century US and European Art

- lots going on here you just need to know each one

Chapter 31 Modern era


Chapter 32 Post-Modern era



Non-Western Art


Post-Impressionism