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The Roots Of Modern Professions In Art History

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Art History 101 - Group 2 Instructor:Fonda Portales Drew Morris
Jeremy Graham
Jess Snider
Ky Palmer
Patrick Medina
Sara Leavitt
Taylor Coe
Taylor Leggett Relating Art History To The Modern World... Humanity's journey has been a continuous one but the relationships between our past and our modern world are not always readily apparent. Temple of Aphaia, Aegina The Modern Journey: Business C. 500 BCE. View from the West Ancient Journeys In a modern world... The Historical Foundation: Business The Historical Foundation: The Modern Journey: The Historical Foundation: Design The relationship between the past and our
modern day isn't always apparent but it's
always there. -In the business world, you have to be able to have patience with building your business from the ground up. It takes hard work and dedication as a team to establish an growing business. - In Ancient Greece, temples were not built over-night. They were built slowly, from the ground up. Columns, shafts, moldings and rosettes became a temple. The historical Foundation: Business - While constructing the pyramids during Ancient Egypt, they had to work in teams of workers to transport all of the logs.
- Innovation, a key requirement in business, was also important. Enormous blocks were rolled over logs rather than dragged. The Modern Journey: Business - In the business world today, you have to learn how to work with other people. Communicating is a big key. Working together to create a successful business
- You also have to be a creative within the business industry. Think of how to sell more, do more quickly, precise, and fluidly. Great Pyramids, Giza c. 2575-2450 BCE Erected by Menkaure, Khafre, and Khufu. The modern Journey: Business: Photography -Being a photographer means you have to have durable materials. The camera, backdrops, and props need to be able to last.
-The interior of a studio should be focused more on than the exterior. The extravagant decorations to be able to bring an image to life.
-Most importantly, you have to be able to have different angles on the same project. Some people may like face shots, some full body, and some even like the object in the image to be focused on. Either way, you have to approach situations from different angles. Just like they did with the vases, with the Temples and mosques. They saw previous ones and looked at how to improve it such as using stained glass.
-Photography I believe relates even more closely to Art History than I ever imagined. The basic principles are the same, even if you don't see it yet, you will. The Historical foundation: Business: Photography -During Ancient Egypt, they used very durable materials while building pyramids, this way they would last (pg. 64)
-While building houses during the Roman time, they emphasized more on the interior rather than the exterior. (pg. 180)
- Throughout all of the history we have covered, we see a lot of the basic structures of multiple things being built. Although, with every period and time frame, different angles and techniques were used to build the same things. An example of this is the Black and Red Figure paintings on vases. They both were painted vases, just from a different technique due to someone else view. The Roots of Modern Professions in Art History Historical Engineering Engineering and Art have shared a rich connection throughout history, each inspiring the other to go farther and become more impressive. Entrance, Newgrange Passage Grave, Ireland. c. 3000 BCE. This passage grave exemplifies what is still one of the primary goals of engineering: distributing large amounts of weight evenly. Modern Engineering Today Engineers are still interested in a fundamental question: What is possible with what we have been given? This is why the arts and engineering are such an intimate couple. They both deal with the expression of what is and what could be. Falkirk Wheel. Falkirk, Scotland. Tony Kettle. 2002 Electrical Engineering Although the power of electricity was not harnessed until thousands of years after much of the material of this class, the profession finds it's roots in Art History. Web Design The Modern Journey: Web design Electricity accomplishes the same goal that art has always had its sights set on: communication. Look around you, electrical impulses, bits and bytes travel back and forth making communication of messages, goals and desires easier than ever. Lindisfarne Gospels. Lindisfarne. c. 715-720. The Amazon Kindle, Jeff Bezos, c. 2005 CE. Great Pyramids, Giza. c. 2575-2450 BCE. A modern example WEB DESIGN BY DREW English English So where has this lead in the day of art in modern English? The answer is literally all around you. The readers and writers of today have witnessed the marriage of art and literature everywhere. Since the days of the illuminated manuscript, the beautiful covers of a book, or the pictures inside a page complement literary works that stimulate us visually, and give us second though and light to what it is we read. Visuals and art are just as important to education, reading and human understanding as the words upon a page. The Modern Journey: Engineering The Historical Foundation: Engineering Conclusion Art continues to influence who we are and the way we see the world
around us. You've seen how far art has brought us. How far is it
going to take us? In closing, we want to show you a piece of art which really synthesizes the connection between art history and the professions we are all going into.
Chartres cathedral is a perfect example. The business and management skills that it took to not only complete, but also run this cathedral are the direct ancestors of modern managers.
The stained glass windows tell a story the way that web designers, marketers and writers still do today.
The ribbed vaults of the nave are a wonderful example of engineering and architecture.
We really use the fundamental ideas that come from this every day. The Historical Foundation: Business The Modern Journey: Business In Greek history there are different gods;
Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, and so on. Each
god had a different role, it could have
been Poseidon who is the god of the sea. Each person in a business has a role
to play and they help make the business thrive. It could be the owner, manager, or worker. Form and fashion merge to further goals even from the remoteness of antiquity... Whether the Code of Hammurabi artist unknown, Code of Hammurabi, Ancient Babylon ...or the West Pediment of the Temple of Aphaia artist unknown, Aphaia TempleWest Pediment, Ancient Greece Just as the mathematics of ancient Greece or the guided processions of now ancient cathedrals art is the common thread that winds through, not only web design but nearly all other pursuits as well! English is the language we've spoken while we have been speculating and learning about Art as a history. Language, and art both have some things in common: They INSPIRE us, they TEACH us, and they can be VISUAL. Modern web design and development takes many cues from our ancient past. The visual imagery and symbolism to engage viewers for any purpose relates heavily to not only the idols of prehistory but the religious 'spells' of ancient Egypt or the stained glass of a Gothic cathedral. All serve to illicit a specific response from the viewer. But just as important is the foundation on which this imagery and symbolism is laid. For is not the enduring grandeur of the towering Great Pyramid of Giza as much a testament to it's rigid engineering as it's monument to the tomb of an Emperor God? above: artist unknown, Epidauros Theater, Ancient Greece
left: artist unknown, Church of St. Eutrope, 12th Century VISUALIZE the Kaaba in Mecca, thousands of devout Muslims surrounding this sacred cubic work of art. The Kaaba TAUGHT verses from the Qur'an through the Arabic language with beautiful golden embroideries on textiles. The Islamic world of artists were very careful to implement their Language and Art together as their cultural style: script, clarity, homage to the Arabic written language, and INSPIRING pride in the beauty of written Arabic are all prevalent in art of this kind. Islamic art can be seen on the Kaaba, as a common motifs was to use the likeness of the Arabic language as patterns in art form. Herakles Driving a Bull to Sacrifice.
c. 525-520 BCE. Red and Black figure decoration on an amphora. For 50,000 years, humans have used art to tell stories, connect, and communicate. It is used for enjoyment as well as function. Today, nothing has changed. Our careers and lives are shaped directly by their roots in Art History. Mechanical Engineering
Engineering: Mechanical
Mechanical engineering is basically the epitome of
art. It is used to create and develop new tools and concepts and use them in everyday life. From mechanical engineering the Egyptians created tools and used physical strength to set large stones in place to create stepped pyramids.
In addition Stonehenge would not be able to have been built without the use of skilled mechanical engineers. These are just a few examples of how engineering has impacted the art community and its most prized possessions. Engineering Engineering Math is ever present in art history. The Pont Du Gard Could have not been built with out the use of skilled engineers using geometry and some algebra.
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