This Moche artifact in particular stands around 10.7 inches tall. When first glancing at both the Cupisnique vessel and the Moche vessel there are very distinct features between the two. The most evident being the artistic style of both vessels. The Moche vessel is very realistic in its depiction of the human face, while the Cupisnique vessel is extremely abstract. Yet, as previously mentioned, the abstract style of the Cupisnique vessel is most likely due to the focus of the piece which is another difference between the two artifacts.
“[The Aztecs] wove cotton cloth, made pottery, carved in stone and other materials, made musical instruments and elaborate costumes of feathers.” Maldonado (4) They were very talented in achieving masterpieces of art. The Incas built cities out of stone, they also wove woolen cloth impressively, they made pottery as well as the Aztecs, yet they also made exquisite jewelry. Patel (4).
The most obvious legacies are the buildings. In the jungles of Mexico, historians have found many different stone monuments and buildings half buried in the Earth. There have also been discoveries of more jewelry like beads, pottery, feather headdresses, and what they called codices. These were their formal written documents of their writing system and language.
The Head of the Rain God Tlaloc is a Pre-Colombian statue that appears to be massive and could possibly weigh almost a thousand pounds due to its size and material composition. The statue appears to be made up of ceramic and stucco that was once beautifully painted with vibrant colors. Due to the monument being very large, one could infer that it would be placed atop of a large structure such as a pyramid with a temple on top. The scale of the design and the symbolism gathered from the various features aid in adding vibrancy and meaning to the sculpture.
The color was also used vividly throughout almost all works in caves, many shades of red were used and blended with different liquids and painted onto different colored portions of rock in the caves. Texture was also key because rock and rock-like materials were the only things which were painted upon. The Venus of Willendorf shares some similarities with the cave drawings of the early Stone Age, Color and Texture being the biggest two. The colors on the Venus of Willendorf share that similar Red Ochre which was often used in cave paintings, and almost all works of art from this era, and the Texture being Oolithic Limestone also a rock type mineral like the caves in which were painted. Where these two differ is that the Venus of Willendorf is a Sculpture, a three-dimensional piece, not a two-dimensional painting.
36). His style varied from, cubism, Mexican muralism and Social realism, where most of the paintings and murals by Diego Rivera portrayed the culture and history of Mexico in a harmonious state before the arrival of the Spaniard in the 1500s. In his mural, “La Historia de México,” which is located in the National Palace in Mexico City, the mural focuses on Mexico’s history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. The mural itself is divided into three parts, where the North wall, El Mundo Azteca, primary focuses on the Aztec roots of Mexico, where Rivera uses a plethora of colors in order to show dynamics of the mystical ancient world. In this panel Rivera explores the culture, legends and daily lives of the Aztec people.
Many of the items worn in this movie are extremely similar to the ones studied in class. They are visually the same and also seem to serve the same functions. I noticed there was a substantial amount of jade and obsidian worn in the form of nose bars and ear spools. They also embedded jade into their teeth and onto their bodies. There were many elaborate necklaces made of jade sculpted in extreme detail depicting possible deities.
As scientists believe, ancient culture, which gave rise to all the others, was the Olmec civilization. Therefore, all people of pre-Columbian America is characterized by several common features: hieroglyphic writing, illustrated books, calendar, human sacrifice, ritual ball game, belief in life after death, stepped pyramids. In this unit response, I would like to describe three main cultures in Mesoamerica: Olmec, Maya and Aztec. Despite occasional contenders for its title as the “Mother Culture” of Mesoamerica, the Olmec culture is still identified as the oldest sustained high civilization in Mesoamerica.
They used wood, ivory and pottery. They also made jewelry out of gold, silver and gems, and played music using reed pipes, drums, tambourines, and lyres. Cylinder seals were made out of small stone cylinders engraved with some kind of art. They used these almost as a stamp on wet clay or it was saved as a keepsake. The Sumerians were known to be very crafty.
Egyptian Art The Significance of the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt The tomb structures represent the great architectural designs of ancient Egypt. Interestingly, the development of the tomb structures dates back to the time of Predynastic Architecture (3100 BCE),when the Egyptian societies in both Lower and Upper Egypt followed different burial customs. This made the tomb buildings to varygreatly at the time.
They also developed the world 's first known form of writing called cuneiform. They used clay tablets to write on (Document 1). Uruk is one of the most important cities in Ancient Mesopotamia. The reason for this is because, the origin of writing originated here. The city of Ur was a very important trade center.
The ancient Sun God (God G) referred as Ahau Kin or more commonly known as Kinich Ahau is a sixteenth century Maya God. The Sun God is associated with having several recognizable and variant traits which can be linked back to iconography found in the beginnings of the Classic era. The most apparent feature when depicted in Mesoamerican art is the “kin” or sun sign in the name glyph inscription, which can be found in the cheek, brow or other parts of the body. In the Classic period, he is illustrated with having a “Roman nose”, a slightly bent nose resembling a curved eagle beak, a large square eye, and often depicted in a frontal view as cross-eyed. Other significant characteristics of the Classic Mayan sun deity is the filed incisors that
The Yoruba people are an ethnic group located in various parts of Nigeria in which art forms play a huge role in their spiritual and political lives. The Yoruba are diversed and urbanized compared to other cultures and there is no set ruler of their political structure yet they have many autonomous rulers who are in charge of each city-state. The Yoruba people have numerous amounts of art pieces and many objects are placed on shrines to honor the gods and the ancestors. Sculptures are made out of wood, brass, and sometimes terracotta. Each on of these city-states have artistic specialist who are trained in an apprentice like setting where techniques are taught for aesthetic purposes.
The elephas maximus can live up to seventy years of age and is from the Eocene Era, over fifty five million years ago. It can grow up to two and a half to three meters in height and ninety to one hundred and ten pounds in weight. It is an elephant that has tusks, a trunk, a lot of hair, smooth skin, and freckled, not pigmented, grayish skin. It’s skin is on the shiny side. The fossil shown in Geology Hall appears to be the elephas maximus’s ear or piece of its ear.