early art showed man's relationship to spiritual ritual, nature and hunting
emphasized the unknowable mystery of the afterlife
emphasized the perfection of the human form, human activity
began to portray actual individuals. Includes, sculpture, frescoe, jewlery and crafts. Incredible architectural, engineering feats.
also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, in Constantinople, now Istanbul, the early church developed Eastern Orthodoxy and iconic Christian images proliferated
early art from Mesopotamia (Ancient Iraq) from the mid 6th millennium BC to the early 2nd millennium BC
Varied and complex, discoveries of these, often figurative works, prompted many of the inventions of modern art.
1500 B.C. to 900 A.D. This is the most advanced civilization of the time in the Western Hempishere. Famous for its awe-inspiring temples, pyramids and cities. A complex social and political order.
refers to a vast array of cultural works east of Mesopotamia
period after the fall of Rome. Much of the knowledge gained by earlier civilizations was lost.
period in which 'classical' understanding of the figure was reborn. An understanding of linear perspective made works of this period highly realistic.
a period of painting that flourished in northern europe after the Italian Renaissance. Paintings were often of individuals in interiors.
work that reflected a passionate approach to the landscape
in these paintings multiple planes of space are viewed at once
paintings that emphasized wild use of saturated color
images made out of dots or small elements
art which was exceptionally simple, often pure color-field paintings, for example
art, made largely in New York after WWII, that emphasized the expression of the individual often with large, 'painterly' brush strokes
paintings that sought to capture the feeling of natural light by putting colors next to eachother and letting the viewer's eye 'mix' them.
art of the 1960's that blurred the edges between advertising art and fine art