Mesopotamia

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Mesopotamia

  1. 1. Mesopotamian Art
  2. 2. The Birthplace of Western Culture
  3. 4. Mesopotamian Artistic Conventions <ul><li>Things to look for: </li></ul><ul><li>REPETITION </li></ul><ul><li>SIMPLIFICATION </li></ul><ul><li>and Snail-Curl Beards </li></ul>
  4. 5. Bas-Relief A type of sculpture made by carving out images from a flat surface
  5. 6. Examples of Bas-reliefs
  6. 7. Greek
  7. 8. Persian
  8. 9. Egyptian (a sunken-relief)
  9. 10. Italy
  10. 11. Denver
  11. 12. Mesopotamia
  12. 14. Lamassu bas-relief from palace in Assyria (now Iraq) ~715 BC.
  13. 15. Gates of Ishtar (~600 BC) <ul><li>Inner gates to the city of Babylon </li></ul><ul><li>Made of blue-glazed tiles with bas-reliefs of animals </li></ul><ul><li>Built during reign of Nebuchadnezzar II </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to goddess Ishtar </li></ul><ul><li>Was one of the Ancient Wonders of the World (replaced by Lighthouse at Alexandria) </li></ul>
  14. 18. (Recreation at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany)
  15. 21. Types of Art in Mesopotamia <ul><li>Ritual Art </li></ul><ul><li>Objects of State (the King/Nation) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Objects </li></ul>
  16. 23. Tell Asmar Statuettes ~2600 BC
  17. 24. The Standard of Ur ( 2600 BC)
  18. 25. Ram Caught in Thicket (2800 BC)
  19. 26. The Great Lyre from the King’s Grave (~ 2550 BC)
  20. 27. A Modern Lyre A Mesopotamian Lyre
  21. 28. The Great Lyre from the King’s Grave (~ 2550 BC)

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