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Cave Paintings & Mesopotamian Art

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by Carlos Torres on 27 August 2013

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Cave Paintings & Mesopotamian Art
Cave paintings
Mesopotamian Art
3500-300 BCE
Mesopotamian Art (cont.)
-approx. 40,000 years ago (paleolithic era)
-340 caves around the world
-draw large wild animals
(bison, horses, and deer
-No known evidence to why
Suggests only for communication purposes
painting in French cave in Lascaux, France
Cave Paintings (cont.)
unknown artist
Cueva De Las Manos
Cave Paintings (cont.)
Santa Cruz, Argentina
10,000 years old
negative and positive impressionism of hands
Cave Paintings (cont.)
Gargas Cave, France
lines of finger
Moonmilk; type of soft clay
Intended to serve as a way to glorify powerful rulers
made from natural resources, such as stone, shells, alabasters, and marble.
No artist signatures; meant to embody the subject matter rather than creator
Eurasian empires; Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian
Statue of Gudea, Sumerian Period
2090 BCE, Mesopotamia
Unknown Artist
Ishtar Gate; 575 BCE
Mesopotamian Art (cont.)
Babylonia Art
Commissioned by King Nebuchadnezzar II
dedicated to Babylonian Goddess, Ishtar
used for ceremonies and festivals
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