CHAPTER 12 ART TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PALEOLITHIC PERIOD  Old Stone Age  2 million years ago  Ended with the close of the last ice age about.

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  • CHAPTER 12 ART TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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  • PALEOLITHIC PERIOD Old Stone Age 2 million years ago Ended with the close of the last ice age about 13,000 B.C. UCave paintings of Altamira, Spain (The Hall of the Bulls) and Lascaux, France NEOLITHIC PERIOD New Stone Age 7000 2000 B.C. Developed agriculture, stone tools Megaliths Stonehenge Pg. 348 Built around 2000 B.C. Post and lintel construction Upright slabs posts Horizontal supports lintels Peaceful balance upset by population explosion, 4 ancient civilizations emerged. LESSON 1 PREHISTORIC ART
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  • LESSON 1 PREHISTORIC ART
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  • LESSON 1 PREHISTORIC ART
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  • LESSON 1 PREHISTORIC ART
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  • MESOPOTAMIA Tigris & Euphrates fertile crescent People lived in city-states Each city ruled by monarch Today this land is Syria and Iraq SUMERIANS First dominant group Cuneiform Developed a system of writing using wedge-shaped characters Stood for ideas and concepts Written on clay tablets Sculptures Depicted figures lifelike and realistic way Ziggurats stepped mountains made of brick-covered earth
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  • INDIA Influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism Began about 2000 B.C. Architecture Stupas Beehive shaped domed places of worship. Statues inside, people gather outside around it. Hinduism prevailed 3 main Hindu gods Brahma, the Creator; Vishnu, the Preserver; Shiva, the Destroyer. Fired clay brick structures Multi-storied houses Drainage systems Soapstone relief carvings personal seal LESSON 2 ART OF ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • LESSON 2 ART OF ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • LESSON 2 ART OF ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • CHINA Y Y Oldest continuing culture in the worlds Y Y Paper Y Y Porcelain (ceramics) Y Y Woodblock printing Y Y Compass and gunpowder Y Y Dynasty Y Y Single family provided succession of rulers Y Y Shang, Han, Ming
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  • CHINA Y Y Buddhism Y Y First to consider picture painting Y Y Artists were also scholars who wrote poems in beautiful writing calligraphy Y Y Scrolls long roll of parchment or silk Y Y Hung on walls or read. Y Y By 1100 landscapes were main themes of paintings. Y Y Sculpture Y Y Ceramic objects of porcelain fine ground white clay kaolin Y Y Ming dynasty ceramics reached its peak
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  • JAPAN Traces of Korean, Chinese & other Asian influences 594 first art object of modern times Temples made from wood due to volcanic rock of their soil. Intricately built and elaborately decorated Pagoda tower of several stories with roofs curving slightly upward at the edges Painting Yamato-e Screen paintings in sections used to divide interiors of homes Ukiyo-e = Pictures of a floating world To meet the demand for these kinds of paintings they developed printing Woodblock printing Making prints by carving images on blocks of wood inexpensive way of reproducing many print of one image
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  • The Palette of King Narmer, c. 3100-3000 BCE, slate

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