Obelisk Art History
Timeline of Art

Middle Ages
Feudalism and the rise of organized religion

Middle Ages, Timeline of Art
Byzantine Art, Middle Ages

Byzantine Art

The proliferation of Christian art

330 – 1453
Medieval Art, Middle Ages

Medieval Art

Religion, feudalism and lots of gold leaf.

476 – 1492
Tang Dynasty, Middle Ages

Tang Dynasty

The greatest cosmopolitan empire of the middle ages

618 – 907CE
Medieval Persian Art, Middle Ages

Medieval Persian Art

Persia brings a wealth of art, poetry, and mysticism to Islam.

651 – 1500
Islamic Dynastic Art, Middle Ages

Islamic Dynastic Art

When you don't paint people, things get beautifully, powerfully decorative.

661 – 1243
Pueblo Cultures, Middle Ages

Pueblo Cultures

Ghost cities and geometric pottery

750 – 1600
Viking Age, Middle Ages

Viking Age

Wolves among sheep

793 – 1066
Igbo-Ukwu, Middle Ages


800 – 900CE
Khmer Art, Middle Ages

Khmer Art

The God-kings and stone cities of Cambodia

800 – 1431
Classical Oceania, Middle Ages

Classical Oceania

Floating cities and stone heads facing the sea

800 – 1525
Mississippian Culture, Middle Ages

Mississippian Culture

Whose got the tallest mound?

800 – 1540
Song Dynasty, Middle Ages

Song Dynasty

Finding the sublime in nature's power

960 – 1127
Gothic Art, Middle Ages

Gothic Art

The race for height

1144 – 1500
Inca Empire, Middle Ages

Inca Empire

The original American Empire

1200 – 1572
Yuan Dynasty, Middle Ages

Yuan Dynasty

1271 – 1368
The Aztecs, Middle Ages

The Aztecs

Blood and conquest

1325 – 1521
Next Era
Age of Exploration, Timeline of Art

Age of Exploration

Trans-continental travel and the enlightenment

1300 – 1850

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