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Art 1440 8.26 Chapter One - Origins in terms of time - Origins of creativity, representation, style in Paleolithic - Role of figures - Materials and techniques used to create art - Examine nature and reason why most art was women Fig 1.3 - Human with Feline Head. Made out of mammoth ivory. It is a 3-D sculpture. Could be ritualistic. Details show hard work. “Art” has to be intentional and representational to be considered Art (not modern art.) Fig 1.4 - Venus of willendorf. Not Goddess, but fertility symbol. No recognizable features except stomach, breasts, and pubic area. Fig 1.11 - Hall of bulls. 100ft from entrance, means they were trying to use light from outside to create and view this piece. Goals: - Understand climate and lifestyle in change from Paleolithic to Neolithic.
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Unformatted text preview: -Understand art development as a result of that-Explore development of agriculture and architecture-Start being able to grow food instead of hunt it. Fig. 1.16 - Art starts to reveal itself through architecture. Instead of fertility or animals, we start to see narrative stories in art. Fig 1.17 – Deer hunt. Shows story. Monumental Architecture Fig 1.19 - Stone Henge. Scholars agree it was an astronomical observatory. From Big rock age (Lith = rock, Mega = big.) Questions:-In text there is criterion for art. Is it valid?-What is your definition of art?-Why are images of men less prevalent?-What accounts for lifestyle changes which affect art?-How is human figure presented different in Paleolithic to Neolithic?...
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