Talk:Art periods

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  • Early (pre-Modern) periods are weak
  • The list is Western-centric. Needs to be either labeled as such or expanded.

-->>sparkit|TALK<< 14:59, July 12, 2005 (UTC)

I added 'Western' to lead, though expansion seems to me a better route. -->>sparkit|TALK<< 15:42, July 12, 2005 (UTC)

Definitely requires expansion in elaboration of current and addition of earlier periods and other civilizations. 17:39, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Collaboration of the Week: Girl[edit]

Fellow Wikipedians,

a few of us are collaborating on the article girl this week, and would like to add a section about "the girl in art". If any of you who are familiar with art history of various periods would like to come over and assist, we would welcome you! We're working on a draft section on the talk page. Mamawrites 08:58, 8 September 2005 (UTC)


This page is trying to do too much all at once. Since this is a page about art periods, I can't see how art about a geographical area or religion fit in. I think using Timeline of architecture as a guide might be useful. I'm sure there will be some sore of merge with Art movements as well.--Clubmarx 00:06, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

The intent was to add the art periods for those regions. The article is weighted towards Western art and could be renamed to "Western art periods" to give a more accurate portrayal of the content the article. When articles are written about the art periods of other regions similar pages could be created.
BTW, the formatting was in preparation to some day making the content into a table, and the inclusion of categories made it a useful reference page when categorizing art articles. >>sparkit|TALK<< 03:29, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure if there is a different between 'art period' and 'art movement'. Artlex doesn't seem to make a big distinction. On the Art movement page, it states that movements are almost exclusively of western art. Even if there were periods in many different regions, the page should be organized around time, not region; the page should perhaps be 'Timeline or art periods/movements' since there is already a List of art movements.
As for the formatting, it was in that state for a very long time. If you meant this to be more a tool than an article, it should probably be moved to a wikiproject and finished there. --Clubmarx 16:51, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Organizing the article strictly by time might be confusing since the happenings in, say, 11th century China and 11th century Europe have little connection. However, what happened in 10th, 11th and 12th centuries in each region are related.
"Timeline" sounds fine -- "Timeline of Western art".
I used it as both an article and a tool, and I think it could still serve as both. >>sparkit|TALK<< 23:30, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
What if we have the timelines "separated" by regions? i.e. We could have columns or separate pages for Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia & Oceania. Movements and/or periods that are common for more than on region appear spanning region columns (merged cells).
Another idea is having a chart in which we have a line for each movement/period in a Timeline with the lenght of the period duration, so that readers can visualise every movements in the same chart in a comprehensive manner. Emburaman 13:09, Sep/20/2006 (UTC-3)

Difference between periods and movements[edit]

Art movements are usually defined as modern/contemporary and western, but periods are simply units of time. As such, "modern" is a period but "inpressionism" is a movement within that period. To that extent there should either be 2 pages--one for movements and one for periods--or movements should be embedded within the modern period. --Mortaddams 15:36, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Specification of certain periods[edit]

There should be a brief explenation of what each period constitutes. For example the period from Renaissance to Romanticism was caracterised by strong influence from classical antiquity. If one looks at paintings from the mannerism, baroque, roccoco and neo-classical styles one can easily see that they are all bound by the same inspiration taken from antiquity. -- 10:10, 30 January 2007 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:14, 30 January 2007 (UTC).


I would like to suggest a template which shows the art periods. Here is my idea:

Major art periods

Gothic art 1140–1500 > Renaissance 14th-17th c. > Baroque 1575 bis 1770 > Rococo 1720-1775 > Neoclassicism > classicism 1770-1830 > Romanticism 1790–1840 > Realism > ...

to make a start. But we have to be careful not to mix up art movement and art periods. I probably mixed them here... Please help. The question is also: Do we limit that on the Western art or not. -- (talk) 14:11, 15 May 2009 (UTC)