Outline of painting history

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the history of painting:

History of painting – painting is the production of paintings, that is, the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base, such as paper, canvas, or a wall); the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures. It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted tradition from Antiquity.

Prehistoric painting[edit]

Ancient painting[edit]

History of western painting[edit]

Medieval painting[edit]

Painting during the Renaissance[edit]

Baroque painting[edit]

18th-century painting[edit]

19th-century painting[edit]

20th-century painting[edit]

This list is in random order. Date given is for the start of the style or movement.

21st-century painting[edit]

History of eastern painting[edit]

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