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History of Art Part I
Transcript of History of Art Part I
History of Art Part I
Birth of Civilization
Birth of the Classics
Rome and Byzantine Art
Birth of Human Creativity in physical form
Venus of Willendorf
25,000 - 20,000 B.C.E.
Hohle Fels Figure 35,000 B.C.E.
Chauvet Cave paintings
France, 28,000 B.C.E.
Deer and Hands
Las Manos Cave - 15,000 B.C.E
What was this object used for?
What are some distinguishable features?
What information does this image provide?
What do you see?
What distinguishable detail informs us that it is from this later period of early human development?
What material were they made out of?
What type of Construction is this?
Major Areas of Development
What Role did Religion have?
What Role did
Valley of the Kings
What changes do we see that brings us into this new time period?
What do these two areas have in Common that made them suitable for civilization?
Stela of Hammurabi
Greeks attitude towards being Human was unique how?
The Laocoon group
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS SCULPTURE?
The Greek Orders
How was the art work different in this period then Classical period?
How did the Art Changed?
Who Built this Structure, for what reason?
50,000 - 75,000 spectators
What is this part called?
ROMAN Wall painting
Early Christian Art
Figurative and Ambiguous
Roman Pagan Basilica Foot Print
Purse Cover - England
The Golden Rectangle
What is the Golden Rectangle ?
Dividing a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the smaller part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part.
Visually satisfying of all geometric forms.
Kritios Boy - 480 B.C.
They fashioned the visual language of power: the state art of Augustus and his successors set the template for later rulers from Napoleon to Mussolini.
Art of Power and Authority
Art After Constantine
260 - 525 B.C.E.
Colossus of Constantine
Cultural Center Rome
Justinian I, Period
Constantine had a visionary experience. He saw in the evening sky an image of the Greek letter "chi" (ch) combined with the "ro" (r), the first letters of Christ's name, and heard a voice saying: "In hoc signes vinces" (With this sign you will win).
Church of the Holy Apostles
Basilica of St. John at the Stoudios Monastery
Christ as Pantocrator
"Ruler of the Universe"
Andrei Rublev - 1410B.C.E.
Late 12th Century
726 - 787 B.C.E.
Roman / Byzantine
Shroud of the Turin