European art is art produced in Europe. European art has a long history dating back to the Neolithic period. The history of European art is often divided into four main periods: the prehistoric, classical, medieval, and modern periods.
The prehistoric period includes the art of the ancient cultures that inhabited Europe before the rise of the Roman Empire. This period is often divided into three sub-periods: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age.
The classical period began in the 4th century BCE and lasted until the end of the 1st century CE. This period is often divided into two sub-periods: the Hellenistic period and the Imperial Roman period.
The medieval period began in the 4th century CE and lasted until the 14th century. This period is often divided into three sub-periods: the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, and the Late Middle Ages.
The modern period began in the 15th century and lasted until the present day. This period is often divided into two sub-periods: the Early Modern period and the Late Modern period.