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What is the Story behind Ancient Rome’s Art and Architecture

My driving question explains how Rome invented their art and how they use it to speak to the rest of the world. What stuff they use to make it and what kind of art they make. I care about this because I think it’s really interesting to learn about other countries art, especially ancient art. I really did not know anything about this topic. All I knew is that ancient Rome was known for their amazing architecture. I want to learn about what kind of art the Romans made and how and who they were influenced by. My search process went okay, except sometimes I had some issues. First I was going to get a website because I had access to...

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Art And Architecture In Ancient Times

Art is a huge part of ancient history. Ancient art provides insight from the past about many different civilizations. Just from looking at ancient art archeologists can found out hold old something like pottery is, or who ruled over an area at a certain time. Egypt and Persia are thought to have the richest artistic history and various, diverse artifacts from thousands of years ago. The Egyptian Empire consisted of three different time periods, The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom, and The New Kingdom. The Old Kingdom was one of the most dynamic periods in the development of Egyptian art. Artists expressed their cultures, masons learned to build monuments and buildings, sculptors made statues in wood, metal, and stone. They also...

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Female Representation in Ancient Art and Society

There is no question that the role women play in society has transformed significantly throughout the course of history. Some cultures were centered on the female entity as a symbol of life and fertility, while others strayed towards a more masculine focus. In many ancient cultures, it seems as though women were revered in a sacred light. Although there are scarce written records, if any, left behind by those people, we can draw conclusions about women in society based on the remaining pieces of visual art in existence today. Also, by looking at the composition, technique, and structure of these works, we are able to get insight on what the technology and culture in daily life were like in those...

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Greek Sculptures: Nike of Samothrace and Aphrodite

The marble sculpture shows a complete lighthearted scene between the three figures of Greek mythology as the details of Aphrodite’s hair, Pan’s furry legs and rough horns, and the anatomy of each figures are accurately rendered. The proportion of each figure is carefully done as the artist made sure that each figure contains their most prominent characteristics: Aphrodite’s voluptuousness and womanliness, Pan’s hybridism and dishevelment, and Eros’s lenient infancy and power of flight. The work displays a great composition as it is due to the linkage between the figures in the artist’s arrangement. The two main figures Aphrodite and Pan were in contact with each other by Eros at the top, with the hands and arms combined while Pan’s leg...

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Egyptian Art case – Egyptian Art c. 3500 – 30 BC

Ancient Egyptian civilization, like the civilizations of Sumer and the Indus Valley, grew up along a great river (Nile) that provided irrigation for agriculture and also a thoroughfare for transport of men and materials. Largely a desert country crossed on a SN axis by the Nile river Nile Central role in Egyptian economy Annual floods –constant & dependable occurrence (the flood water carried rich slit which was eventually deposited over the alluvial plain –agriculture) • Nile not only shaped their lives, it shaped their beliefs Along with Nile the Sun was also worshiped. Sun = Re, father of the gods in Egyptian art, nearly everything had a specific or indirect religious significance, and illustrated the special response the people of the Nile...

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