Brief Intro to Art of the Americas

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A brief introduction to a few of the famous sites in the Americas where ancient peoples established civilization, including Teotihuacan, Tikal, Nazca planes, and the Serpent Mound in Adams County, Ohio.

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Brief Intro to Art of the Americas

  1. 1. ART OF THE AMERICAS Art History Survey I T, R, 12-1:50PM Professor Paige Prater
  2. 2. MAPPING IT!
  3. 3. GREAT PYRAMID AND BALL COURT, LA VENTA, MEXICO, 1000-600BCE
  4. 4. COLOSSAL HEAD, LA VENTA, MEXICO, 900400BCE  7’ 5” high
  5. 5. TEOTIHUACAN Temple of the Feathered Serpent, after 350 CE  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cecluNTxmc 
  6. 6. TIKAL, GUATEMALA: BASE OF NORTH ACROPOLIS AND TEMPLE I, 700 CE (MAYA)
  7. 7. PALENQUE: PALACE AND TEMPLE OF THE INSCRIPTIONS, LATE 7TH CENTURY CE (MAYA)  Lord Pakal, 615-683CE (ruled)
  8. 8. PORTRAIT OF LORD PAKAL, MID-7TH CENTURY CE (FOUND IN TOMB)
  9. 9. CHICHEN- ITZA: PYRAMID, “EL CASTILLO” 913TH CENTURY
  10. 10. GREAT SERPENT MOUND, OHIO, 1070 CE  Adams County, 1070 CE; 1,254’ in length
  11. 11. NAZCA PLAIN: HUMMINGBIRD GEOGLYPH, 100BCE-700CE 450’ length; wingspan 220’  Nazca: 200 BCE600CE (south coast of Peru)  Removal of dark, oxidized stones 
  12. 12. ANDEAN TEXTILES Paracas peninsula, Peru  1000 BCE-200 CE  Cemetery wrappings  Cotton, llamas  Up to 22 different colors for each embroidered figure! 
  13. 13. MOCHE CULTURE Moche Lord with a Feline, Moche Valley, Peru, 100BCE500CE  7.5” tall  Stirrup shape handle and spout! 
  14. 14. PUEBLO BONITO, CHACO CANYON, 10-13TH CENTURIES, CE    30 square miles, 9 great houses (“pueblos”) Largest “apartment building” prior to NYC 550 CE – Puebloans in Four Corners region of the U.S. (CO, UT, AZ, and NM)

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