The orchres were found in the Blombos cave in South Africa near the Southern Cape Coast.
Naturalism Being Portrayed in Cave Paintings
The artists had started to pay more attention to how they were illustrating their paintings and used that knowledge to help create more naturalistic looking paintings. They would use the way the rocks were formed to help create more realistic and 3D characteristics in the paintings. The artists also included more shading to help with the more naturalistic looks.
Lascaux Cave paintings
Found in caves near common day Montagnards, France.
Period: 8000 BCE to 2000 BCE
Neolithic Era (New Stone Age)
The Neolithic era was known for the creations of new technologies. The people of this time started to develop more stable lasting architecture along with using more materials from the land around them.
Period: 7000 BCE to 1380 BCE
Period: 7000 BCE to 1000 BCE
During this era the people had learned how to make top notch products that they could use to trade with other groups. The Aegean people were also very well know for being seafarers and they welcomed others voyagers into their ports.
Xie He and his six laws
Xie He has created six laws for the later Chinese aesthetics. They were spirit consonance and life movement; structural strength in use of brush; fidelity to object; correct color; proper placing and disposition; transmission of ancient masters by copying.
Dancers in Ceremonial Attire
This picture shows ceremonial dress for certain rituals that had taken place in Africa.
Period: 5000 BCE to 2950 BCE
End of Near East and Egypt Neolithic Age
This structure is suspected to be a tomb.
Period: 2950 BCE to 2575 BCE
Early Dynastic Egypt
Twelve Votive Figures
This lyre was found in a tomb laying on top of a woman's body which they presumed was the one who played the instrument.
Made from limestone the 65 foot high portrait of King Khafre merged with the body of a lion.
Figurine from Cyclades islands
Made from marble were made to represent life or important events realizing to a certain individuals life. The Figurines were painted or carved to look like the given indevidual.
Menkaure and a Queen
This statue shows Menkaure and his wife walking together dressed in the standard royal dress.
Period: 2030 BCE to 1650 BCE
Middle Kingdom Egypt
The collapse of the Old Kingdom
After the Old Kingdom had collapsed there was a period of time where there was political instability which affected the kingdom. King Mentuhotep was able to reunite and stabilize the kingdom along with starting the Middle Kingdom era.
The Golden Pavilion
Kamares Ware Pitcher
From Phaistos, Crete
Period: 1520 BCE to 1075 BCE
Rose Window and Lancets, North Transept, Chartres Cathedral
Cathedral of Norte-Dame
Church of San Clemente
Church of Sainte-foy
Cathedral of Santa Sophia
The Hopewells had built skills in making both necessities and historical art.The Hopewells also had a powerful trade system that had grown to reach far lands.
Period: 1000 BCE to 1150 BCE
Norman nobles had replaced Anglo-Saxon leaders and had aligned with French Normandy. Normandy had gained control of land and churches and eventually became the most powerful rulers in Europe.
Found in San Lorenzo, these stone heads are all unique with special features making each look very different. Because each statue head is unique it leads scholars to think each head is a portrait of a ruler.
Period: 900 BCE to 700 BCE
- Communication between cities improve
- The standards for living rise
- Geometric patterns show up in pottery styles
Period: 800 BCE to 500 BCE
In Greek society it was unusual to see women portrayed in their art but for the Etruscans they were allowed to partake in more events like politics and outside social events.
Matthew's Gospel, Lindisfarne Gospel Book
Period: 700 BCE to 600 BCE
- Art focused more on nature
Period: 700 BCE to 1 BCE
Many cultural pieces were derived from Etruscan culture.
Period: 600 BCE to 480 BCE
- Power based birth status and wealth
Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus
The Evolution of China and Buddhism
In 522 was when Buddhism started to impact Japanese arts and the culture. In 604, a constitution was created and influenced the establishment of Buddhism.
Period: 521 BCE to 486 BCE
Ruling of King Darius
During his ruling King Darius had an open mind when it came to native customs and religions which in turn he earned more of a loyal following from his kingdom.
Terra Cotta Head
It is suspected that this head was a part of a full body sculpture and also shows characteristics that shows a higher status.
Period: 500 BCE to 1500 BCE
Early Medieval Period
The way that information was stored had changed from scrolls to bound books. The Charlemagne project had a big impact on how culture of Ancient Rome was preserved
Period: 480 BCE to 450 BCE
Early Classical Period
Period: 450 BCE to 420 BCE
High Classical Period
Lapith Fighting a Centaur
Marshals and Young Women
Period: 420 BCE to 323 BCE
Late Classical Period
Period: 365 BCE to 1453 BCE
Iconography had been focused on religious symbolism specialized in Christian art.
Period: 323 BCE to 31 BCE
Beaver Effigy Platform Pipe
Period: 300 BCE to 1350 BCE
The Freemont culture consisted hunters and gatherers who learned to take advantage of the land and animals that had surrounded their villages.
Soldiers from the Qin Dynasty
Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent
The servants found carved on the sides of the pyramid were representative of storm gods.
Incense Burner from the Han Dynasty
Period: 100 BCE to 650 BCE
Cupids making Perfume wall painting
Because of the rising trade markets there was more of a demand for African textiles. They were once held at such high value that they were used as currency.
Ara Pacis Agus
A Painter at Work
Master masons would work on several projects and travel to different projects together. The level of detail in the pieces of works took long periods of time which made longer delays in the projects.