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prehistoric/ancient

  1. 1. SmARThistory Prehistoric Art: 15,000-25,000 BCE
  2. 2. The caves at Lascaux, France http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/00.xml
  3. 3. Venus of Willendorf ca 25,000 BCE exaggerated proportions fertility?/ good crops?
  4. 4. • freedom of expression • vitality • life like • materials from earth- used cave surfaces • purpose? rituals for hunting? document of hunting expeditions? fertility rituals?
  5. 5. Ancient Art • Egyptian • Greek Roman • Byzantine • Early Christian
  6. 6. Ancient Egypt • pyramids • tomb art circa 3000 BC - 1500 BC pyramids at Giza- 2500 BC
  7. 7. descriptive perspective stylization
  8. 8. Queen Nefertiti, 1360 BC
  9. 9. compare views of women
  10. 10. • tomb art and architecture • geographic isolation allowed for consistent culture for thousands of years • belief in afterlife stimulated growth in art • descriptive perspective • stylization of body position and proportion
  11. 11. Ancient Greek circa 1600 BC-AD 0
  12. 12. vases
  13. 13. statuary
  14. 14. Aphrodite of Milos
  15. 15. • humans at center: humanistic culture • rational, proportion, balance, unity • human body is beautiful- idealized • art flourished in all forms- architecture also followed ideals Ancient Greek Art
  16. 16. Roman portrait sculpture how different from Greek?
  17. 17. • Christianity! • Rome to Constantinople 337 AD • glass and gold mosaics • stiff, stylized figures Byzantine Art
  18. 18. Hagia Sophia 532-537 AD 532-537 AD

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