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ART 2302 History of Art I Final ExamPossible Essay 1: Every society and culture explored in History of Art I has producedmonumental religious architecture.A shared theme in our discussions of religious architecturehas been the “other worldliness” that is often evoked in religious architecture.Using fourexamples from four different cultures and periods explored in History of Art I, discuss howreligious architecture and/or its decorative elements evokes a connection to the divine or how it,in effect, can transport the viewer to an ethereal realm.Sumerian (Remains of the White temple on its Ziggurat):Imitates a mountain/gods live in the mountains. Brings you close to gods.Significant/towers above the city. Very large/center of the city. Seen as the positionbetween heaven and earth where humans can interaction with gods. Dedicated to the skygod Anu. Exclusive/only priests can enter/mystery. Cult state inside that represents thebody of the god/god lives inside.Wealth stored in temple.Roman Empire (Pantheon):Roman Temple. Dedicated to Roman gods/Used to show the emperor's divine status/setthe emperor apart from the world. Largest dome in the world until the 19th century.

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