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History of art 2200

by: Natalie Bradford

History of art 2200 Art 2210

Natalie Bradford
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Intro to pre-historic art
History of Art
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Natalie Bradford on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art 2210 at Western Michigan University taught by Kubiski in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see History of Art in Art History at Western Michigan University.


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Date Created: 09/16/16
Art history Lecture notes week 2 1. Prehistoric art- art before history (Europe).  Counting time- Prehistoric (time w/o written language)/historic (about 3,000 BC), Preliterate(ability to read language)/literate, Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic.  Lithic=stone, meso=middle, neo= age.  Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic make up the stone age. 2. Human with feline head- Paleolithic, c.a. 30,000 BCE. Mammoth ivory.  12 inches tall  Assumed male- only males are combined with other animals parts.  Discovered in a cave in Germany.  Composite or hybrid animal (represents a spirit).  Cross-cultural analysis- Is it masked, disguised or represents a spirit self? *Humans during this time always disguised human art with animal heads.  Shamanism- Entering the spirit world looking for answers.  Cross cultural comparison- Scholar looks at prehistoric piece of art and compares it to a MUCH later time in which there are th written records (18-20 century). 3. Nude woman ("Venus" of Willendorf)- Paleolithic. C. 25,000 BCE. Limestone with red ochre pigment; 3 inches tall.  100's found in a domestic archeological content from the Pyreness to West Asian Steppes.  Small, nude and voluptuous. No feet/face.  Oldest "Venus" found by Hohle Fels in Sept. 2008 in a cave in S. Germany.  No face because they wanted to protect the face from others who would want their power/identity.  Today, she's an icon n the women's movement.  Possibly represents a goddess, good luck, fertility fetish. 2


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