Early humans upgraded from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age in many ways. Paleolithic people needed to make tools and and adapt to their environment in order to survive. In the Neolithic Age, they started trading, making goods, building communities, and farming. Early people made great advancements.
This chapter was the start of some very fascinating art that was first discovered during that time, this showed the genius and creativity of the people of what they could create, it represented not just their culture but their way of life. It also represented the ways that they served and viewed the world as a whole during this time. This chapter highlighted the many small status that was built during this time, they were are quiet remarkable to say the least for many things they could make art with. In one of our discussion questions, we talked about the famous women of Willendorf and what that state represented to the culture. I always thought this was the way people viewed females during this time but it could be looked at from multiple angles. As I said before, this chapter brought up some great status that was created and also cave art which is fascinating and
When you hear the word Venus, the majority of people envision the big, hot, volcanic planet in outer space, consequently, to artists Venus inspires a very different image. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, beauty, sex and fertility, their Roman counterparts however, referred to this Goddess as Venus. It is believed that Aphrodite is portrayed in the Venus de Milo sculpture.
Art expresses an artist’s imagination or visual that is meant to tell, show, or describe a feeling, scene, or even an animal. The first man-made art evolved during the Stone Age, but it advanced drastically as the periods moved from the Paleolithic era to the Neolithic era. The methods for making art became more varied as inventions of apparatuses were established and people learned to make a variety of art, such as pottery. While it is assumed that both Paleolithic and Neolithic people made art for ritualized purposes, this reason was more obvious during Neolithic times. Both the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages were marvelous time periods, but between these two eras, there were marked differences and
Ju He. “Juan de Valdes Leal verse Audrey Flack.” Ju He’s Art Gallery. (2011): 1. Online
The Venus of Willendorf Sculpture was made in 24,000- 22,000, Before the Common Era (BCE), the Paleolithic Period or Old Stone Age, which was the longest phase of human history. The Paleothic Period was made up of nomadic hunters and gathers that were sheltered in caves, used fire, and stones for tools. A fun fact about this discovery is that it is the earliest pieces of prehistoric sculpture that has ever been found. It was made by hand, made of limestone, has a height of 11cm and was found in Willendorf, Austria. When looking at this piece, you would probably see the female reproductive anatomy that has been a bit exaggerated. Therefore, experts believe that it represented a fertility symbol where a male hunter carried this sculpture in remembrance of his mate back home.
There is an island in the midst of the Pacific Island called the Easter Island. This mysterious island is filled with statues of heads called Moai statues. The Moai statues are about 13 feet tall and weigh over 14 tons (history.com staff). There are three questions that many archeologists have been trying to answer. Who created them? How were they made and how did they get there? Many archeologists have come up with different theories of what could have happened.They ran trials and experiments with the evidence given. Although there are many theories about the Moai Statues of Easter Island, the creation and transport of these statues can be proven through DNA evidence, track evidence, and historical evidence.
Rosa Bonheur’s (1822 – 1899) love for animals was projected through her amazingly accurate and interpretive depictions of their very nature and physiognomy - the latter term being usually more favourably reserved for use in regards to human portraiture. A sense of respect and deep understanding of the subject resulted in Bonheur creating many works throughout her entire life that reflected this fidelity. Some of the most notable of such a collection of works are: Ploughing in the Nivernais (1849), The Horse Fair (1855) and Buffalo Bill (1889).
Communication is key when it comes to getting your point aross. In todays society it is not uncommon not to physically speak with someone; but to communicate by electronic devices. Throughout the day we communicate with one another through computers, tablets and cell phones. I believe that the form of communication we use today could have been influenced by the way they communicated over 15000 years ago. At that time they communicated without words, but relied primarily on pictures.France and Sprain has many different historic sites that has thousands of visitors yearly. but one location that has a lot of history are the caves of Lascaux. The climate in the Neanderthals was extremely cold. Like any other cold locationt this made it difficult to produce resources to use such as crops. Therefore, everything was extremely scare and hard to come by.
Cave paintings have shown how our ancestors evolved over time. The earliest cave paintings discovered are about 40 thousand years old. At first, our ancestors simply drew what they saw and what they observed. However, as time went on, our later ancestors became more creative and abstract, combining animals, creating religious figures, using pigments for color, and utilizing the bumps in the cave to help display the image. Pigments used in cave paintings were sourced and found locally, most from mineral sources found in the earth like charcoal, clay, and manganese dioxide. The most common animals painted by the prehistoric people were predators and animals they hunted, these animals include lions, panthers, hyenas, and bears. Those are some of the ways cave paintings shown how our ancestors changed over time.
The ancient earthwork known as the Nazca Lines, located on the high desert plains of Peru, is the most unusual drawing in the world. Some lines are straight and geometrical, while there are also depictions of animals, plants, and humans. In the drawing, lines define the shape onto the landscape at such enormous scale that it can only be seen from the sky. In fact, the Nazca Lines were first discovered by overflying commercial aircraft. One of the most intriguing designs of Nazca is the one which represents a Spider. The spider shown is 150 feet long; side by side, two such spiders would nearly fill up a football field. What was their purpose? The lines are mysterious. The designs resemble symbolic decorations found on local pottery made
There are 3 different visual arts styles represented between the Cycladian, Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, each representing differences in lifestyles. Discuss the differences between the 3.
Greek pottery was a very important part of the history of Greece. It represents their culture, animals, human figures, and birds. Others showed real life events that happened around whomever made that piece of pottery. Making pottery took lots of time, effort, and materials. They had to use all the resources they had around them, in order to make the pots. Clay (keramos) was used to make many different types of vases, jugs, bowls, lamps and jars. This was produced all throughout Greece. However, most people preferred attic clay. Attic clay had a very high iron content which, gave off a vibrant orange-red color. This clay also gave the pottery a slight sheen when fired. Along with clay, black paint was used to decorate the pottery. The black
Athens, Greece was a center piece of Ancient Greek artwork, their painted vessels became popular throughout history. Exekias and the Aegisthus Painter used the space and techniques available to covey a story, creating a center piece for conversation.
The hieroglyphs is a member of the afro-asiatic family, which is a group of languages spoken in northern Africa and the middle east such as Arabic, Hebrew and berber. The word hieroglyphs came from a Greek term which means sacred carving. The history of the Egyptian language can be divided into five periods. Starting from 3000 BC the old Egyptian language was used by ancient Egyptians, followed by middle and late Egyptian. Then after that came the period of the demotic 700 BC to 300AD and the Coptic 300 BC to 1500 AD. The middle Egyptian period language is known to be the classical Egyptian language, in which many texts especially religious were written in this language. The last period of the Egyptian language, Coptic, was widely