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Ancient Art - The Maya


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A look into Mayan art and culture.

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Ancient Art - The Maya

  1. 1. Ancient Art Latin America – Mayan History By Janelle Moskalyk
  2. 2. History and Location A map detailing the areas in which the Mayan Civilization existed.
  3. 3. Mayan Beliefs <ul><li>The Mayan people were Polytheistic. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed in gods such as Itzamná, Kukulcán (Quetzalcóatl), Bolon Tzacab, and Chac. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mayan Practices <ul><li>The Mayans had many practices. These practices include, but are not limited to: Astronomy, divination, and human sacrifice. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Characteristics in Mayan Art <ul><li>The Classic Mayan period was very sophisticated. The artists at this time produced stone sculptures, painted ceramics, clay figurines, and many pages of codecs. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mayan Texts <ul><li>The Mayans had a very elaborate culture, which of included hieroglyphics. </li></ul><ul><li>These were carved into different types of surfaces, such as stone. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Important Mayan Texts
  8. 8. Important Mayan Texts
  9. 9. Mayan Sculptures <ul><li>A common form in Mayan sculptures was called ‘stela’. Artists would take massive stones and carve them into intricate pieces of work using rudimentary tools. They often included hieroglyphics. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mayan Ceramics <ul><li>Ceramic pieces were anecdotal, unlike the large sculptures. These were usually made with clay and volcanic ash. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mayan Paintings <ul><li>Mayan paintings and drawings usually possess very rich colours. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Paintings
  13. 13. Summary <ul><li>Mayan art and culture is very distinct. </li></ul><ul><li>Often, its art incorporates hieroglyphics, bright colour, intricate carvings, and homage to the gods. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Quiz <ul><li>When did Mayan culture originate? </li></ul><ul><li>The Mayan culture worshipped many gods. This made them __________. </li></ul><ul><li>What colours did they incorporate into their art? </li></ul><ul><li>What did name was given to large sculptures? </li></ul><ul><li>How many pages did the Madrid Codex contain? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Answers <ul><li>2600 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Polytheistic </li></ul><ul><li>Black, blue, red, and yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Stela </li></ul><ul><li>112 pages </li></ul>
  16. 16. The End
  17. 17. References <ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul><ul><li>4. </li></ul><ul><li>5. </li></ul><ul><li>6. </li></ul><ul><li>7. </li></ul>