Chapter 1AH - Alex Yang AP Art History Churley- 4 22 July...

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Alex Yang AP Art History Churley- 4 22 July 2010 Chapter 1: The Birth of Art I. Early Art and the Origins of Humankind A. Africa 1. Bones of Austrlopithecus found in a cave at Makapansgat in South Africa in 1925 a. A brown jasperite pebble resembling a human face was found II. Is the Makapansgat pebble art? A. Qualifications of art 1. Must be modified by human intervention beyond mere selection a. Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain was simply a urinal turned on its side; Removed from its context and altered b. The Makapansgat pebble was not altered; not art c. First intentional manufacturing of sculptures and paintings not until 30,000 BCE III. Paleolithic Art A. The creativity of the Paleolithic period (Old Stone Age) 1. Millennia following 30,000 BCE 2. Humankind went beyond the recognition of human and animal forms in the natural environment to the representation of human and animals IV. Neolithic Art A. From Paleolithic to Mesolithic to Neolithic 1. The Neolithic Period a. Human beings began to settle in fixed abodes and began to domesticate
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