Epochs of the visual arts

Epochs are large, historical periods of time whose beginning and end are marked by a clear change in the existing conditions. In the world of the arts, one has oriented oneself to the respective art styles in order to name and sort the art epochs within the great historical epochs.
In an effort to order and structure the events of history and to get a temporal overview, they have been divided into four major epochs, which, apart from the prehistory, also contain several time periods, i.e. epochs:


List of art epochs

Prehistoric art or prehistory

Ancient art or antiquity
  Egyptian art
  Mesopotamian art
  Greek art
  Roman art

Medieval art or middle age
  Early Christian and Byzantine art
  Pre-romanticism and romance
  Gothic

Modern art or modern times
  Renaissance
  mannerism
  Baroque
  Rococo
  classicism
  romance
  historicism
  realism
  Modern
  Postmodern

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