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Intro to Fine Arts 2313

by: Ann Marie Callegari

Intro to Fine Arts 2313 Art 2313

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Ann Marie Callegari
Texas State
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These are the 9/1/2016 notes over chapter 1.
Intro to fine arts
Shannon Hayes Faseler
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ann Marie Callegari on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art 2313 at Texas State University taught by Shannon Hayes Faseler in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Intro to fine arts in Art at Texas State University.


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Date Created: 09/08/16
9/1 The Ancient World Paleolithic – Old Stone Age • Fire, clothing, hunting, and gathering • Simple social organization Neolithic – New Stone Age • Agriculture • Settlements • Domestication of Animals • Pottery & Textiles ** Paleo – Some sort of religion was prevalent because they buried their dead. ** Neo – Less migratory lifestyles became apparent with the climate change. Fertile Crescent – Mesopotamia • First actual civilization with centralized government, language, commerce, religion, & law • First written law Ancient Egypt • Nile – sustenance, way of life, part of religion (upper is lower, and lower is upper because Nile flows upwards) • Death • Everlasting Life Concepts • (Egypt) Religion: Belief in Afterlife (burial) • Painted dead & provided them with weapons • Religion emerged with capacity to think abstractly • Permeates social, political, economic, spiritual, & ethical life in society Sumer – Antu – Heaven god (Main one) Eygpt – Ra - Sun God (Main one) Language Egypt – Hieroglyphics – picture writing Sumer - Cuneiform – Different marks for syllables and words (very law oriented; Cut & Dry) Law Stelle – Upright stone used to relay information; in front of important buildings or borders. ** Relief Sculpture on top; ex. Hammurabi given laws by god. Painting **(all sculptures and paintings were painted at some point) • Paleo & Neo – Lascaux Caves, Chavet Cave – (lion panel, Hall of Bulls(LC)) • Paintings were of all animals doing everything. • Why were they painted? • Majority of animals painted were not main food sources, i.e. lions, bears, etc. • Not instructional paintings • Animals painted could be spiritual or magical • Not narrative paintings Egypt: • Humans painted were used to express ideas, not anatomically correct • Composite form Sculpture Paleo – Venus figure from Willendorf (circa 30,000 B.C.E) • Figure used to be red • Maybe a trading item • Maybe ideal image for women • Women revered but not worshipped Sumerian: Sculptures - • Constantly vigilant • Holds offering • Sculpture, itself, was an offering • Person who sent it, wrote their name on bottom Egypt: Sculptures – • Women are lighter than men • Used a grid (for whole of 3,000 years) • Ex. The Great Sphinx • Akhenaten – Embraced the god Aten; made Egypt monotheistic • King Tut – Akhenaten’s son, reverted back to polytheism, had only unlooted tomb to be found. Mummification & Death • Pharaoh will always begin reign preparing for death • Kah – “soul” leaves body and uses mask to identify


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