Timeline modern and contemporary art.
To move timeline, drag top or bottom (fast) bands. Click any entry to get more info in a popup bubble. Art Timeline.

Modern Art: Modern Art runs from 1880 to 1970 on this timeline, and they were an extremely busy 90 years indeed. Not only had the Impressionists opened the floodgates on new paths to take, individual artists such as Picasso and Duchamp were themselves responsible for creating multiple movements. Heady artistic times and a long list of dates await you here.
Contemporary Art: Is roughly 40 years (1970-Present) in to the Contemporary timeline and, interestingly, either fewer movements are identifying themselves as such or art history simply hasn't caught up yet with those that have. Still, here is a growing list of Posts-, News-, Neues- and Neos- along with a sprinkling of contemporary -isms.




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Abstract Expressionism
Art and Crafts Movement
Art Brut
Art Deco
Art Informel
Art Nouveau
Arte Povera
Bauhaus
Beat Art
Blaue Reiter
BMPT group
BritArt
Camden Town Group
Cobra
Constructivism
Cubism
Dada
de Ploeg
de Stijl
die Brucke
Ecole de Paris
Fauvism
Figuration-Libre-Graffiti
Fluxus
Funk Art
Futurism
GRAV art
Group of Seven
Gutai
Hard-Edge
Les Nabis
Impressionism


Kitchen Sink
Homme-Temoin
Lowbrow
Metaphysical Painting
Moscow Conceptualism
Neo-Expressionism
Neo-Plasticism
Neo-Pop
Neue Sachlichkeit
Neue Wilden
New Leipzig School
Novembergruppe
Nuovi Nuovi
Op Art Optical Art
Pop Art
Post Impressionism
Postminimalism
Postmodernism
Red Blue Group
Rayonism
Relational art
Situationism International
Soviet Nonconformism
Stuckism
Superflat
Supports Surfaces
Suprematism
Surrealism
Transavantgarde
Valori Plastici
Vorticism
Zero