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Statuary from pre-history to 1500

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Statuary from pre-history to ~1500, the canon and its hermeneutics

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Statuary from pre-history to 1500

  1. 1. Canonical Art Metaphysics: Statuary before 1500 TYPHOON A.G. 朝阳区酒仙桥路 2 号 798 艺术区 www.dafengart.com Lecture, 23 November 2009
  2. 2. ஆனந்த குமாரசுவாமி <ul><li>1877-1947 </li></ul><ul><li>Studied at UCL </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lankan metaphysician </li></ul><ul><li>Questioned “what is art?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. नटराज , 12 c.
  4. 4. Venus or Woman? <ul><li>Earliest examples are 20,000 years old (cf. speological Aurochs) </li></ul><ul><li>12 cm. high </li></ul><ul><li>Not free-standing. </li></ul><ul><li>Doll? Self-representation? Venus figure? Religious piece? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nascita di Venere , 1486 (Botticelli)
  6. 6. Birth of Western Classicism, ca 450bce
  7. 7. Silk-Road Transmission leading to Cultural Syncretism: the Greco-Buddhist Statuary
  8. 8. Medieval Romanesque and Naturalistic Sculpture

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