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discovering art history chapter 5

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Kelsey Curnutt

on 27 October 2013

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Transcript of discovering art history chapter 5

Discovering Art History
chapter 5

Next Few Years
Sumerians --> Akkadians --> Babylonians
Code of Hammurabi
Babylonians --> Hittites --> Assyrians
Low relief images in stone
Assyrians --> Persians --> Greeks
Darius built Persepolis
Egypt (cont)
Each Kingdom has specific artistisc traits
Beginnings of Western Art
You tell me what is the point?
Paleolithc Period 33,000 - 10,000 BC
Artist or Hunter
Used ground pigments applied with brushes made of hair, fur, or moss or were sprayed on with a hollow tubular bones
Artists used contours of wall to their advantage
Caves of Lascaux
Female figurines are all over ancient areas
Interpreted as fertility goddesses
Woman of Willendorf
Ancient Near East: Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia is between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Sumerians created the first city states
Each city had its own fid and ruler
Built ziggurats
Ziggurat of Ur
Sumerian city
Burial goods of rulers
Order in images
Figures have abnormally larege eyes
Descendants of Mastabas
First step pyramid built in Third Dynasty for King Zosef
The Great Pyramids of
Giza built in Fourth Dynasty

Organized into Dynasties and Kingdoms
(Early Dynastic)
Old Kingom
(First Intermediate)
Middle Kingom
(Second Intermediate)
New Kingdom
Old Kingdom
Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Neolithic Period 8,000 - 3,000 BC
People migrated to settlements to be farmers
New Kingdom
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