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Grade 8 Arts - 3rd Quarter


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Lesson 3 to 6 - Arts of Central Asia & Middle East

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Grade 8 Arts - 3rd Quarter

  1. 1. Lesson 3: Pakistan
  2. 2. Four recognized periods in Pakistani architecture: •Pre-Islamic •Islamic •Colonial •Post-Colonial
  3. 3. Around 3rd millennium BCE: •Advanced urban culture was developed •Large Buildings were Built
  4. 4. Mohenjo Daro •means “mound of the dead men” •built around 2500 BCE •one of the world’s earliest major urban settlements
  5. 5. Ancient City of Harappa • believed to have as many as 23,500 residents • both Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa are generally characterized as having "differentiated living quarters, flat-roofed brick houses, and fortified administrative or religious centers.
  6. 6. Kot Diji • it is a fortress • the forerunner of the Indus Civilization. • Located about 22 kilometers south of Khairpur in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.
  7. 7. •Brightly colored flamboyant trucks •Painted with images of: •idealized landscapes •Famous personalities •Flowers •Trees •Turns village lanes, city streets, and long- distance highways into gallery without walls •A free-form, kaleidoscopic exhibition in motion
  8. 8. Other arts of Pakistan •Painted chests and jars
  10. 10. Printed Cloth of Uzbekistan •People who lived there are known for making printed cloth. •Printed tablecloths, curtains, bedspreads, shawls, and various coverlets were used and served as a daily-round ornament as well
  11. 11. Artistic Ceramics and Clothing of Uzbekistan
  12. 12. The Pearl of Asia: Uzbekistan
  13. 13. Visual Arts of Kazakhstan •In ancient times, nomads used to draw on rocks (petroglyphs)
  14. 14. •Fine art in Kazakhstan varies in style, direction, and genre •The most captivating work by Kazakhstan artists can be seen in their museums
  15. 15. Feel the Beauty of Kazakhstan
  16. 16. The Art of Decorative Carvings of Tajikistan •For many centuries, Tajiks have been making fabrics, utensils, musical instruments, carpets, furniture, and jewelries •Carving is mostly present in architectural monuments, household structures and objects, musical instruments, and souvenirs.
  17. 17. Discover Tajikistan
  18. 18. Lesson 5: TURKEMINISTAN and KYRGYSTAN
  19. 19. TURKMENISTAN •Carpet weaving is an ancient art, and each tribe developed its own pattern. •Turkmen carpets have been traditionally woven out of wool, cotton, and silk by women using horizintal looms.
  20. 20. •The traditional arts include felt manufacture, jewelry making, woodwork, ceramics, and silverwork.
  21. 21. The country is also the source of keteni. Used for beautiful dresses worn by Turkmen women on special occasions.
  22. 22. Kyrgystan Kyrgyz women produce a wide range of textiles, mostly from the felt of their sheep. Nowadays ancient patterns are adapted to the tourist and export market, but it is still a living tradition and that all yurts and most houses contain hand- made carpets or rugs called shirdaks.
  23. 23. •Tush kyiz, large elaborately embroidered wall hangings, made by women to commemorate the marriage of a son or daughter. •Flowers, plants, animals, stylized horns, national designs, and emblems of Kyrgyz life are often found in these ornate and colorful embroideries.
  24. 24. Flat cushions called xxx, are usually made in shadow-pairs. These are seen on every chair, padding the seat.
  26. 26. •The Middle East is rich in cultural heritage, and this is clearly evident in the 14 variety and quality of regional arts and crafts.
  27. 27. Typical artistic forms from the region include: •embroidery •ceramics •wood carving •inlaid wood designs •Calligraphy •hammered metalwork •blown glassworks
  28. 28. Although these are some of the most acclaimed art forms contributed by the Middle East, the Middle Eastern aesthetic can be seen in almost any product from the region even including such things as handmade soap from Syria or Lebanon.