While this LibGuide was made primarily for Art and Art History students, everyone can benefit from learning about at least a few representative artists from different time periods, movements, and countries.
The top boxes are artists that EVERYONE should know.
The lower boxes are artists that Art students should be familiar with.
The various time periods of art history are not usually precise and more than one movement was active at any given time.
The movements and dates we have used in this LibGuide are as follows:
Ancient: ~30,000 B.C. - 400 A.D.
Medieval: 400 - 1400
Renaissance: 1400 - 1600
Baroque: 1600 - 1750
18th & 19th Century: 1750 - 1880
Modern Art: 1880 - 1970
Contemporary Art: 1970 - present
These time periods reflect when the various artists were active, not their specific birth years.
Links in this LibGuide: