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Unformatted text preview: What do they express? Treatment of anatomy varies from simplified naturalism to abstract geometric forms. Preference for round shapes (cylinders, ovals, cones, spheres) SUMERIAN TWO DIMENSIONAL ART: Pictorial narrative (story telling through pictures) Subjects: religious, political/dynastic, mythological Multi-figured scenes Treatment of form and space in 2-D art: Flat shapes; human figure is drawn partly in frontal view (e.g., torso) and partly in profile view (e.g., face, legs). The figures usually stand or walk on a single ground line and within a frontal two-dimensional plane....
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2008 for the course CULTURAL S 300 taught by Professor Mcquinn during the Spring '08 term at Pratt.
- Spring '08