Art History Timeline

Renaissance (14th – 17th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Influential Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Dates: Early 14th century to late 17th century

Baroque (17th – 18th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt
  • Influential Artist: Caravaggio
  • Dates: Early 17th century to late 18th century

Rococo (18th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “The Swing” by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
  • Influential Artist: François Boucher
  • Dates: Early to late 18th century

Neoclassicism (18th – 19th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “The Death of Socrates” by Jacques-Louis David
  • Influential Artist: Jacques-Louis David
  • Dates: Late 18th century to early 19th century

Romanticism (19th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich
  • Influential Artist: Eugène Delacroix
  • Dates: Early to mid-19th century

Realism (19th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “The Gleaners” by Jean-François Millet
  • Influential Artist: Gustave Courbet
  • Dates: Mid-19th century

Impressionism (19th – 20th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet
  • Influential Artist: Claude Monet
  • Dates: Late 19th century to early 20th century

Cubism (20th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” by Pablo Picasso
  • Influential Artist: Pablo Picasso
  • Dates: Early 20th century

Surrealism (20th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dalí
  • Influential Artist: Salvador Dalí
  • Dates: Early to mid-20th century

Pop Art (20th Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “Marilyn Diptych” by Andy Warhol
  • Influential Artist: Andy Warhol
  • Dates: Mid-20th century
  • Rendition by Artabys

Contemporary (Late 20th – 21st Century)

  • Iconic Artwork: “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” by Damien Hirst
  • Influential Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Dates: Late 20th century to present
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