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  • Answer: India, Ajanta Caves Exterior, ca. 200 BCE-600BCE
  • Answer: Greece, Symposium scene in the Tomb of the Diver at Paestum, ca. 480 BCE
  • Answer: Japan, Statuette with Snow Glasses, Joumon Era
  • Answer: Egypt, Princess of the Akhénaton family, in the Louvre, Paris
  • Mesopotamia, Ishtar Gate, 575 BCE
  • China, A wooden Bodhisattva from the Song Dynasty, 960-1279 CE
  • 02 art - art of the ancient world (revised images)

    1. 1. Expanding your horizons<br />Art of the Ancient World<br />www.edu-tainers.com<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    2. 2. What is Ancient Art?<br />Ancient Art is art that predates a civilization’s entry into the global world or its fall into the dark ages.<br />Ancient Art is art free from extra-regional cultural influence. Who can give examples of ancient art?<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    3. 3. Map of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World…Here we go!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    4. 4. What is Graeco-Roman Art?(And who is that guy below?)<br />It begins with Homer’s earliest recorded poetry and ends with the fall of the Roman Empire, marking the beginning of the Dark Ages! What are the Dark Ages?<br />Geographically it spanned across the northern Mediterranean and was centered around Greek and Roman culture.<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    5. 5. Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldTemple of Artemis at Ephesus<br />Construction took over 120 years!<br />120 solid marble pillars measuring 60 feet high<br />Burned by Herostratus to ensure his own fame. The same night, Alexander the Great was born!<br />In 1869 a British engineer found the ruins in a swamp<br />Does it resemble buildings in Washington D.C.?<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    6. 6. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus<br />
    7. 7. Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldStatue of Zeus at Olympia<br />Smallest of the Seven Wonders (40 feet tall) <br />When the Olympics were banned as a pagan practice, the temple was closed!<br />The Roman Emperor Caligula tried to move the statue to Rome but…the scaffolding collapsed!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    8. 8. Statue of Zeus at Olympia<br />
    9. 9. Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldMausoleum at Halicarnassus or “Tomb of Mausolus”<br />Origin of the word “mausoleum” for elaborate tombs<br />The bottom third was solid marble, the middle third Greek columns, and the upper third a pyramid!<br />Originally located at Halicarnassus, the present-day tourist destination of Bodrum, Turkey<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    10. 10. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus or<br />Tomb of Mausolos<br />
    11. 11. Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldColossus of Rhodes<br />Constructed to celebrate Rhodes' victory over Cyprus<br />Built from the weapons of the retreating army<br />It was huge, standing over 100 feet tall, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world<br />Destroyed by earthquake, its pieces were sold for scrap metal and were transported to Syria by over 900 camels!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    12. 12. Colossus of Rhodes<br />
    13. 13. Egyptian Art and Antiquity<br />Ends with the Roman conquest of Alexandria.<br />Who knows the story of King Tut’s curse?<br />In Egypt’s recent revolution, ordinary citizens formed a human wall outside the Egyptian Museum to protect its priceless artifacts from being looted, including this burial mask of King Tutankhamun himself!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    14. 14. Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldGreat Pyramid of Giza<br />The tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years!<br />The oldest wonder, it was originally capped with gold<br />Over 2.3 million blocks, some weighing as much as 80 tons, fit together so precisely that a razor blade cannot be inserted between them<br />Even with today’s technology, engineers cannot explain how it was made nor can they re-create such precise building methods!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    15. 15. Great Pyramid of Giza<br />
    16. 16. Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldThe Pharos (“lighthouse”) of Alexandria<br />Built on the island of Pharos, “pharos” today means lighthouse in the Spanish, Italian, and French languages<br />One of the tallest man-made structures for many centuries<br />At night, a massive bonfire was kept burning at the top of the lighthouse. During the day, mirrors were used to guide ships into Alexandria (Egypt)<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    17. 17. The Pharos of Alexandria<br />
    18. 18. Mesopotamian Art and Antiquity<br />Begins with the Bronze Age cultures of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires and ends with the fall of Babylon. Who knows where Babylon is? (Hint: We are currently fighting a war there!)<br />Answer: Babylon was in Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which is modern-day Iraq.<br />Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization, Mesopotamia brought significant cultural developments, including the oldest examples of writing.<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    19. 19. Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldHanging Gardens of Babylon<br />No one knows if the Gardens even existed. Unlike the other wonders, there is no evidence remaining!<br />They are described in ancient writings as having multiple levels reaching 75 feet high, with a system of waterfalls and viaducts so complex that the “largest of trees” were grown on the roof!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    20. 20. Hanging Gardens of Babylon<br />
    21. 21. Indian Art and Antiquity<br />Begins with the Indus Valley civilization and ends with the fall of the Mauryan Dynasty.<br />Spans modern day India, Pakistan, and surrounding nations. Has anybody been to India or Pakistan?<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
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    23. 23. Indian Sculpture<br />This sculpture of the founder of Buddhism is one of the oldest examples of sculpture in the world!<br />India’s temple carvings are some of the most intricate anywhere in the world <br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
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    25. 25. Ajanta Caves Fresco<br />The Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India, feature the oldest known frescoes in India (some say in the world) and are considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist art<br />A limestone mixture was first applied to the walls and while it was still fresh (“fresco” means “fresh” in Italian) natural pigments were applied to create the paintings<br />Observe the colors – aren’t they beautiful?<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
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    27. 27. Japanese Art and Antiquity<br />Begins with the first settlers of Japan and ends with the founding of the Japanese imperial lineage. <br />As Japan is an island nation, Japanese art developed into its own style during periods of isolation from the outside world.<br />The recent tsunami has destroyed some homes and art dating back over 300 years!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    28. 28. Joumon Art<br />Joumon pottery is widely considered to be the oldest pottery vessels discovered in the world – over 15,000 years old!<br />By comparison, the oldest ceramic object in the world – a nude female figurine – dates back over 29,000 years and was discovered in the Czech Republic<br />The piece on the right is small and shaped in the form of a bowl, allowing it to be placed directly on an open fire for cooking<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
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    30. 30. And now a little test to see if you were paying attention! Try to determine where this art is from:<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    31. 31. Where is this art from?<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    32. 32. And this art?<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    33. 33. What about this art?<br />ROME<br />Fresco from the Villa of the Mysteries. <br />Pompeii, 80 BCE<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    34. 34. Guess where this art is from…and where it is now…<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    35. 35. Have you ever seen this before? Where is it from?<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    36. 36. Where do you think this art is from!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />
    37. 37. Great job everyone!<br />More on Chinese Art next month!<br />© 2011 Edu-tainers LLLP<br />