Found 29 Articles for History of Art

Art of the Babylonians: Style, Examples & Achievements

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 15:19:42


Introduction Babylonian art is the art produced in the city of Babylon in ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) during the 2nd and 1st millennia BC. The art reflects the culture, beliefs, and daily life of the people who lived in Babylon, and it was heavily influenced by the art of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Persians. Characteristics of Babylonian art include the use of bright colors and intricate details, as well as the depiction of religious and mythological subjects and scenes from daily life. The city of Babylon was also known for its impressive architectural achievements, such as the Hanging ... Read More

Art of the Ancient Near East: Periods & Characteristics

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 14:40:02


Introduction The interaction between the divine and the human is frequently the subject of ancient Near Eastern art. A large portion of it has a religious theme and is intended for use in religious ceremonies or deity worship. Art from the ancient Near East is also political. It was employed by rulers to flaunt their authority and status. What is the Ancient Near East and how do we know about it?The term "ancient Near East" is used to refer to civilizations that flourished in what is now Turkey, the Mediterranean coast, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon between 3000 BCE and ... Read More

Art in the Upper Paleolithic Era: Examples & Style

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 14:00:53


Introduction Upper Paleolithic artwork is one of the ancient prehistoric art forms. “Palaeolithic cave paintings” were configured with hand stencils and unique geometric patterns and these amazing forms were used almost 40, 000 years ago. A cultural eruption comparable to the Renaissance occurred in the Upper Paleolithic. The Upper Paleolithic, also known as the Late Stone Age, is when many human customs that are fundamental to social interaction first appeared. All subsequent creative endeavours have their roots in Palaeolithic art. What is Palaeolithic art culture? The semblance of metaphorical palaeolithic drawings symbolised the inception of socialisation and modernization in Paleolithic ... Read More

Art in the Neolithic Era: Innovations, Characteristics & Examples

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 13:51:59


The Neolithic Era - Introduction The Neolithic Era was a period of human history that lasted from around 10, 000 BCE to 3, 000 BCE. During this time, there were significant technological advancements and innovations that had a profound impact on human society. These innovations also had a significant impact on the art of the time, leading to the creation of new forms of artistic expression and the development of unique characteristics in Neolithic art. Examples of this art can be found in Venus figurines, cave paintings, rock carvings, pottery, and megalithic structures like Stonehenge. Megalithic Structure of Stonehenge ... Read More

Ancient Egyptian Sculptures & Paintings: Innovation & Examples

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 13:47:38


Introduction Ancient Egyptian architecture is characterized by the use of massive stone structures, such as pyramids and temples, that were built for religious and funerary purposes. The most famous examples of ancient Egyptian architecture are the pyramids of Giza, which were built during the Fourth Dynasty. The pyramid's internal structure and layout were also highly symbolic and were designed to protect the pharaoh's body and help his soul ascend to the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians were skilled engineers and used complex techniques to build their monumental structures and transport and place massive stone blocks. Statue of Pharaoh Khafre ... Read More

Ancient Egyptian Burial Chamber Art in Tutankhamun's Tomb

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 13:43:46


Introduction The most well-known Pharaoh of Egypt's New Kingdom, king Tutankhamun, ruled at the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty (reigned 1333–23 BCE). He was buried in the Valley of the Kings as a mummy after he passed away at the age of 18 or 19. His tomb, which Howard Carter found in 1922, is well-known around the world due to its stunning artefacts made out of gold. Tutankhamen and His Tomb Tutankhamun was born in Egypt's late Eighteenth Dynasty, during Akhenaten's rule. An inscription at Hermopolis refers to “Tutankhamun'' as a “king's son” generally of King Akhenaten. When ... Read More

Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture's Relationship to Their Cosmology & Rulers

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 13:38:18


Introduction Ancient Egyptian art and architecture were closely tied to the religious beliefs and cosmology of the civilization. The ancient Egyptians are known for their monumental architecture, including the pyramids and temples. They also created intricate hieroglyphs, which served as a form of writing and art. Egyptian art is characterized by its symbolism, with the use of figures such as the sphinx, the scarab, and the ankh. The pharaohs were considered the living embodiment of the gods on earth and were often depicted in art and inscriptions as gods or in the presence of gods. The Luxor ... Read More

Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture: History, Politics & Culture

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 13:33:17

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Introduction Ancient Egyptian art and architecture are the art and architecture produced by the civilization of ancient Egypt in the lower Nile Valley from about the 31st century BC to the 4th century AD. The architecture of ancient Egypt includes some of the most famous structures in the world, such as the pyramids and the Sphinx. Egyptian art is known for its use of hieroglyphs, which were a form of writing as well as a means of decoration. Egyptian architecture is characterized by its use of massive stone structures, such as the pyramids and the Sphinx. The ... Read More

Ancient Egypt's Decline & Nubian Art

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 13:23:36


Introduction The Nubians were a tribe that lived in a region that included sections of modern-day Sudan and Southern Egypt. They were one of the earliest civilisations ever recorded. They gained prominence as a result of their strategic positioning along trade routes where priceless commodities like incense, ebony, and ivory were frequently negotiated. They also possessed abundant gold reserves, which they utilised for political and economic dominance as well as for artistic embellishment. Abu Simbel temple Description: Two enormous rock temples called the Abu Simbel temples are located at Abu Simbel, Nubia, in southern Egypt. The complex is a ... Read More

Amarna Period: Definition & Art

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 28-Feb-2023 13:17:39


IntroductionThe Amarna Period, also known as the "Amarna Revolution, " was a period of time in ancient Egyptian history that lasted from approximately 1353 to 1336 BCE. The Amarna Period was characterized by a religious revolution led by the pharaoh Akhenaten, who attempted to establish the worship of the god Aten as the sole religion of Egypt. The pharaohs' names and images were erased from many monuments and temples from this period, which has made it difficult to understand the events of the time. The capital of Egypt was moved from Thebes to a new city called Akhetaten (modern-day Amarna) ... Read More