There are currently over 1000 categories in The Art Genome Project (last year alone we added close to 100 new categories!), our ongoing and evolving study into the characteristics and connections between artworks and artists.
Spanning art historical periods, styles and movements (Edo Art, Impressionism, Pop Art), subject matter (Nostalgia, Gender, City Life), techniques (Found Objects, Etching, Appropriation) and more, The Art Genome Project’s categories attempt to comprehensively capture both conceptual and formal aspects of art, architecture, and design while making connections between artworks and artists across history.
Explore our full list of categories here. Use our list of categories as a browseable resource of art history terms, or explore a category you’ve never come across (Dynamism? Digital as Manual?) and learn more.