Unit1 - Art 1001 Unit 1 I. II. III. IV. V. Art is made for...

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Art 1001 Unit 1 I. Art is made for lots of reasons a. Advertising, instructional, record ideas or images, supernatural/religious ceremonial, self-expression, social or political reason II. Cave Painting, Chauvet Cave, Pont d’Arc, France c. 28,000 BC a. Really long deep caves b. Most images are that of animals c. Many were believed to have been made for “animal magic” in hopes of winning more game! III. Ancient Sculptures a. Woman/Venus of Willendorf i. Woman/Venus of Willendorf dated about 25,000-20,000 B.C. ii. Figure 333 in textbook iii. Example of Paleolithic art 1. Old stone age (begins about 30,000 BC) iv. Significance 1. Believed to be a fertility object because all the sexual body parts are over-exaggerated 2. Big boobs and huge hips 3. Accentuates sexual components of this figure 4. Problems with scaling? a. Arms and ankles are completely out of scale with the rest of the body (too small) 5. The type of rock she is made out of is said to have already had a hole looking like a navel and was picked for that reason when carving this woman (whoever the artist is) b. Bison
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i. This is an example of Neolithic art 1. New stone age (begins about 10,000 BC) IV.Vocab a. Monolith i. A single large stone b. Lith i. Stone c. Neolithic i. New stone age (10,000 BC) d. Paleolithic i. Old stone age (30,000 BC) V. How old is the earliest surviving art? a. 30,000 years old b. Most of the earliest art that has survived is mostly stone art or images painted on caves c. Wood artwork from the past is harder to preserve (fire, termites, etc.) VI.The earliest art was probably made to serve this purpose? a. Religious or supernatural VII. Religious Art a. Chalice i. Artist: Beatrice Wood ii. 1986 b. Dance Wand i. In honor of Eshu ii. Equatorial Africa (from here) iii. Made from wood with leather scraps attached with shells strung onto these leather scraps iv. Shells in this time period were used as coins or money/currency.
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v. This was made in honor of the god of the marketplace c. Tyi Wara Figures i. Africa ii. Figure 457 iii. Ceremonial dance in honor of an antelope 1. Antelope’s were legendary because they taught mankind how to farm and sustain itself in one place rather than migrating around iv. Dancers were headdresses and dance in honor d. Canoe prow figure i. Figure 465 ii. Supernatural religious iii. Intended to provide some service and to protect the occupants of the canoe
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Unit1 - Art 1001 Unit 1 I. II. III. IV. V. Art is made for...

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