ch1 - walls Lascaux France 15,000 BCE Figure 20(p.41 Jim...

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Chapter 1 Lecture Slides 1 1 GPH 205 Historical Foundations of Visual Technology Chapter 1 2 The Story of Art (Gombrich): Chapter 1 - Strange beginnings Welcome… Jim Janossy j [email protected] 3 Gombrich Introduction (p.15) Jim Janossy j [email protected] Ancient times - Painting and statues were not works of art, they were objects that had a definite purpose… They were often used to work magic! Definition: “Primitive” means closer to the state from which all mankind emerged.
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Chapter 1 Lecture Slides 2 4 Bison cave art, pigment on cave walls Altamira, Spain, 15,000 BCE Figure 19 (p.41) Jim Janossy j [email protected] 5 Bison cave art, pigment on cave walls Altamira, Spain, 15,000 BCE Figure C16 (Color p.16) Jim Janossy j [email protected] 6 Horse cave art, pigment on cave
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Unformatted text preview: walls Lascaux, France 15,000 BCE Figure 20 (p.41) Jim Janossy j [email protected] Chapter 1 Lecture Slides 3 7 Human hand, pigment on cave walls Pech-Merle, France 15,000 BCE Figure C18 Jim Janossy j [email protected] 8 http://www.earthpigments.com/products/index.cfm?subCat_ID=2 9 Chapter 1 Lecture Slides 4 10 11 12 Facts and questions… Jim Janossy j [email protected] Ancient cave artwork… Characteristics of naturally occurring pigment materials Materials used directly, without heating or chemical manipulation What kind of binder was used and paint characteristics? How were they applied ? Purpose of the artwork? Chapter 1 Lecture Slides 5 13 Jim Janossy j [email protected] End of slides...
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