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Lecture4 art&culturalythology

  1. 1. ART 101: <br />Introduction to Art <br />Art and Cultural Mythologies<br />James Greene | Visiting Assistant Professor | 1110 CAC | greenjam@gvsu.edu<br />
  2. 2. Art & Cultural Mythology:<br />The myths we know today form a living link to the <br />creation of the earth and the origins of humanity. <br />Relief from<br />The Parthenon<br />Depicting<br />The Balle of th<br />Parthenon relief<br />sculpture depicting<br />The battle of the <br />Lapiths and the Centaurs<br />Marble<br />477-438 BC<br />
  3. 3. Art & Cultural Mythology: Myths an Religion<br />Some ancient myths still form the basis for living religions today, such as Hinduism. <br />The Creation of the Cosmic Oceans and the Elements, from The Shiva Purana, c. 1828<br />
  4. 4. Art & Cultural Mythology: Recurring Themes<br />Mythic stories recur across more than one cultural tradition. <br />The story of the Great Flood appears in the Sumerian, Muslim and Christian myths. <br />
  5. 5. ART 101: <br />Introduction to Art <br />Paleolithic Art<br />James Greene | Visiting Assistant Professor | 1110 CAC | greenjam@gvsu.edu<br />
  6. 6. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Artist’s rendering of Earth<br />during the last Ice Age.<br />
  7. 7. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Europe during the last Ice Age <br />(reaching maximum coverage c. 18,000 BC and retreating fully ca. 9,000 BC)<br />
  8. 8. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Detail of painted ceiling in Altamira Cave (Santander, Spain) c. 14,000-12,000 BC<br />
  9. 9. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Bison, Altamira Cave (detail) <br />c. 14,000-12,000 BC<br />
  10. 10. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Dead bison, Altamira Cave (detail) <br />c. 14,000-12,000 BC<br />
  11. 11. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Hall of the Bulls (left wall) Lascaux, France c. 15,000-13,000 BC<br />
  12. 12. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />“Chinese Horse” detail of right wall of Axial Gallery, Lascaux, France c. 15,000-13,000 BC, approx. 4’ 8” long<br />
  13. 13. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Venus of Willendorf<br />(Austria) <br />c. 28,000-23,000 BC, <br />limestone, <br />approx. 4 ¼ “ high<br />
  14. 14. Art & Cultural Mythology: PALEOLITHIC ART<br />Venus of Willendorf(Austria) c. 28,000-23,000 BC, limestone, approx. 4 ¼ “ high<br />
  15. 15. ART 101: <br />Introduction to Art <br />Mesopotamia<br />James Greene | Visiting Assistant Professor | 1110 CAC | greenjam@gvsu.edu<br />
  16. 16. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA<br />
  17. 17. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />Reconstruction of the sacred precinct of Ur, as it looked in 2100 BC. <br />
  18. 18. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />Ziggurat, (southeastern facade with restored stairs), Ur, c. 2100 BC<br />
  19. 19. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />Ziggurat, (view from the north), Ur, c. 2100 BC<br />
  20. 20. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />U.S. Soldiers from the 17th Fires Brigade make their way up the reconstructed stairs <br />of the Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq, near Contingency Operating Base Adder, May 18, 2010<br />
  21. 21. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />Reconstruction of the city of Uruk, c. 4000 - 3100 BC<br />
  22. 22. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />Example of clay tablet with cuneiform impressions, Uruk, Sumeriac. 2000 BC<br />
  23. 23. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />Cuneiform tablet containing the story of Gilgamesh, Uruk, Sumeriac. 2500 BC<br />
  24. 24. Art & Cultural Mythology: MESOPOTAMIA – Sumerian Art<br />Modern-day site of the ancient city of Uruk, near As-Samawah, Iraq. <br />
  25. 25. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />
  26. 26. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />Reconstruction of Ashurbanipal’s throne room, Nineveh, Iraq c. 669-633 B.C<br />
  27. 27. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />Lion Hunt Scenes, Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq,<br />bas relief panel, limestone c. 669-633 B.C.<br />
  28. 28. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />Dying Lioness, Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq, <br />bas relief panel, limestone c. 669-633 B.C.<br />
  29. 29. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />Lion Hunt Scenes, Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq, <br />bas relief panel, limestone c. 669-633 B.C.<br />
  30. 30. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />Battle of Til-Tuba, Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq, <br />bas relief panel, limestone c. 669-633 B.C.<br />
  31. 31. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />Battle of Til-Tuba, Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq, <br />bas relief panel, limestone c. 669-633 B.C.<br />
  32. 32. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />Battle of Til-Tuba, Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq, <br />bas relief panel, limestone c. 669-633 B.C.<br />
  33. 33. Art & Cultural Mythology: ASSYRIAN ART<br />After the Battle of Til-Tuba, Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, Iraq, <br />bas relief panel, limestone c. 669-633 B.C.<br />
  34. 34. ART 101: <br />Introduction to Art <br />Ancient Egypt<br />James Greene | Visiting Assistant Professor | 1110 CAC | greenjam@gvsu.edu<br />
  35. 35. Art & Cultural Mythology: ANCIENT EGYPT<br />
  36. 36. Art & Cultural Mythology: ANCIENT EGYPT – Predynastic Period<br />Palette of King Narmer (front and back) Hierakonpolis, Upper Egypt, c. 3000 BC, slate<br />
  37. 37. Art & Cultural Mythology: ANCIENT EGYPT – Predynastic Period<br />Palette of King Narmer<br />(front and back)<br />Hierakonpolis,<br />Upper Egypt,<br />c. 3000 BC,<br />slate<br />

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