A famous megalith construction in Salisbury Plain, England consisting of a circle of megaliths; thought to have ceremonial or astromical purpose. 2550-1600 BCE
Cave with Paleolithic paintings; Hall of Bulls AND Rhinoceros, wounded man, and disemboweled bison 1500-1300 BCE
Standard of Ur
A slanted walled wooden box inlaid with mosaic stones of lapis lazuli 2600 BCE; banquet/peace side, and war side
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
This relief carving shows Naram-Sin defeating and trampling enemies in eastern mountains of Iran was Stolen by Susa made 2254 BCE
Palette of Narmer
oldest known Historical artwork. presumed to depict the unification of upper and lower Egypt 3000-2920 BCE
Stepped Pyramid and mortuary precint of Djoser
By Imhotep; Massive structure built by layering series of mastabas stacked in diminishing sizes used for burial 2,600BCE
Menkaure and Khamerernebty
Fourth dynasty Egyptian statue of a pharaoh and his wife standing side by side. 2490
Temple of Hatshepsut
3 floored temple built directly into the cliff side with colonnaded terraces connected by ramps. FIlled with at least 200 relief sculptures of her. She claimed that her father chose her to rule, and wore the traditional headdress, kilt and sometimes the false beard. One inscription reads, "His majesty". 1473-1458 BCE
Kouros "Young Boy"
Early Greek standing statue. Resembles early Egyptian statues although now naked, and freestanding.
Kroisos from Anavysos
Marble kouros that functioned as a grave marker for a fallen warrior. More naturalistic than the New york Kouros.
Votive figure; given her name by the heavy garment she wears; this statue is characterized by her interesting converging planes. 530 BCE
Achilles and Ajax Playing Dice
Amphora painted by Exekias, a master of black figure technique in Athens. 540 BCE
Marble statue that was first to show concern with how a human actually stands; Contrapposto 480 BCE
Made by Polykleitos, this is one of the most copied Greek statues; found 4 copies. contrapposto; the ideal male with perfect proportions; stood outside of athletic arenas/training centers 450 BCE
A peripteral temple built in the Acropolis, Athens, Greece. It has slight curve to its brilliant design. Relief sculptures cover east and west pediments as well as all 92 metopes. 447-438 BCE.
Aphrodite of Knidos
Praxiteles was the first to carve the goddess of love as nude. Until the Late Classical Period, women were portrayed fully clothed, so this sculpture was a sensation in it's day. Only acceptable with an accompany story; walking into the bath
Apoxyomenos (the scraper)
Lysippos' sculpture using a new canon of proportions. His sculpture has a nervous energy and makes the viewer walk around the work to see what is happening. 330 BCE
new artistic style established by Akhenaton; transitioned into the Egyptian New Kingdom Period
The deity which Akhenaten worshipped in place of all other egyptian gods. Represented by a sun disc.
Temple of Amen-Re
A pylon temple built to honor a god. It has a hypostyle hall, raising the roof to allow light in through the clerestory. Designed with an axial plan, it is bilaterally symmetrical. New Kingdom Period. 1290-1224 BCE
carefully cut and regularly shaped blocks of stone used in construction, fitted together without mortar (Treasury of Atreus)
stone construction using large, irregular blocks without mortar; also, any large-scale monumental building project that impresses by sheer size (based on Greek myths of giants of legendary strength
a vault formed by layers of stone that gradually grow closer together as they rise until they eventually meet
formed in relief by beating a metal plate from the back, leaving the impression on the face
in Mycenaean architecture, the triangular opening above the lintel that serves to lighten the weight to be carried by the lintel itself
A vault formed by progressively projecting courses of stone or brick, which eventually meet to form the highest point of the vault.
Black figure vase painting
silhouetting of DARK figures against a light background of natural, reddish clay, with linear details INCISED throught the silhouettes
Red figure vase painting
in Greek pottery, the silhouetting of red figures against a black background with painted linear details. firgures are red background darker. allows more detial and to play with colors.
put all weight on one leg, causes hips to shift and shoulders to counter balance, which sets up potential for natural pose
530 BCE, Archaic Period. female counterpart to Kouros. patterned treatment of hair, archaic smile, arms attached to side. women are never portrayed nude.
Greek Classical Sculptor; devised mathematical formula for representing the perfect male body; famous work=Doryphoros (bronze statue of young man holding spear)
Marble statue that was first to show concern with how a human actually stands, Contrapposto 480 BCE
By Lysippos. (Scraper). Late Classical. Roman marble copy after a bronze original of ca. 330 BCE It looks like he's alive, about to change positions. More "head lengths" have been added here, making him taller, more lanky, less solid as compared to the Doryphorous.
Hellenistic Greek Sculpture (100-50 BCE) Heavily Battered, defeated veteran
Nose broken, teeth missing
Appealed to the emotions
No height of tension
Late Classical Period
Battle of Issus
Philoxenos of Eretria made a mosaic copy of a Greek painting that no longer exhists.- a battle (333 BC) in which
Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III,
Moment of high tension, Early greek paintings were said to be great, but none remain (Late Classical Period)
the name for the script, composed of signs and pictures, in which Mycenaean Greeks kept records on tablets of clay
true or wet fresco; pigments are mixed with water and become chemically bound to the freshly laid lime plaster. It lasts longer but you must paint very fast; while still wet.
Painting on plaster after the wall is already dry; doesn't last as long but you can paint over time.