ART 299 VISUAL CULTURE GLOBAL CONTEXTM4 ART, WAR & THE MAKINGOF HISTORY
Module 4 Overview   “There is no document of civilization that is not at the same time a document of    barbarism.”   —W...
Mespotamia, SumeriaVictory Stele of Eannatum“Stele of the Vultures”c. 2450 BCElimestoneLouvre
Stele of theVultures, detail ofsoldiers
Stele of the Vultures, detail of the king and the vulture
Stele of the Vultures,detail of the enemiesbeing devoured by thevulture
Mespotamia, SumeriaLagash,Statue of Gudea,c. 2120 BCEdiorite
Mesopotamia, SumeriaLagashStanding Gudea,c. 2120 BCEdioriteLouvre
Mespotamian, SumerianLagashStele of Musicc. 2120 BCE
MespotamianAkkadianfragment of a Stele of Victory
Mesopotamia, Akkadian, Head of a Ruler, bronze, c.2400 BCEhttp://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/266/index.html
Mespotamia,Akkadian,Victory Stele of Naram-Sinc. 2250 BCElimestone
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, sandy limestone, c.2250http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/victory-stele-naram-sinCLICK on ...
Palette of King Narmer, c. 3200 BCE, reverse
Palette of King Narmer, c. 3200 BCE, obverse
Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions, c. 645 BCE, reliefsculpture
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  1. 1. ART 299 VISUAL CULTURE GLOBAL CONTEXTM4 ART, WAR & THE MAKINGOF HISTORY
  2. 2. Module 4 Overview “There is no document of civilization that is not at the same time a document of barbarism.” —Walter Benjamin Topics: what did Walter Benjamin mean by this? what is the relationship between war, history, and art, as we see it in the works for this week? Terms: relief sculpture, pictorial narrative, stele, ground line, hierarchy of scale Read: Kleiner, Chapter 3, pp. 54-63 Look: Victory stele of Eannatum (2-7) Statue of Gudea Head of an Akkadian Ruler (2-12) Victory Stele of Naram-sin (2-13) Ashurbanipal hunting lions (2-23) Palette of King Narmer (3-1)
  3. 3. Mespotamia, SumeriaVictory Stele of Eannatum“Stele of the Vultures”c. 2450 BCElimestoneLouvre
  4. 4. Stele of theVultures, detail ofsoldiers
  5. 5. Stele of the Vultures, detail of the king and the vulture
  6. 6. Stele of the Vultures,detail of the enemiesbeing devoured by thevulture
  7. 7. Mespotamia, SumeriaLagash,Statue of Gudea,c. 2120 BCEdiorite
  8. 8. Mesopotamia, SumeriaLagashStanding Gudea,c. 2120 BCEdioriteLouvre
  9. 9. Mespotamian, SumerianLagashStele of Musicc. 2120 BCE
  10. 10. MespotamianAkkadianfragment of a Stele of Victory
  11. 11. Mesopotamia, Akkadian, Head of a Ruler, bronze, c.2400 BCEhttp://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/266/index.html
  12. 12. Mespotamia,Akkadian,Victory Stele of Naram-Sinc. 2250 BCElimestone
  13. 13. Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, sandy limestone, c.2250http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/victory-stele-naram-sinCLICK on FULL SCREEN for picture
  14. 14. Palette of King Narmer, c. 3200 BCE, reverse
  15. 15. Palette of King Narmer, c. 3200 BCE, obverse
  16. 16. Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions, c. 645 BCE, reliefsculpture

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