The Humanity throughout Art
A look at the human form, how and why it has been changed throughout art.
Prehistoric Art. A Small female figure, thought to be crafted for the travel-driven Nomadic life.
One of the oldest depictions of the human face. Prehistoric.
This Prehistoric female figure shows the primal instict of exageration towards the important body parts.
This Sumerian statuet is more refined in the face and head. The male depicted can be seen with clearly depicted arms. Ancient Near East
This sculpture of an Egyptian family uses hiarchle scale to show the father as the head of the family. Ancient Egypt
This relief of the Hairdresser Inu shows the Ancient Egyptian's New enphasis of evenness and exact proportions. Ancient Egypt.
In this Egyptian pice of art, the eye is shown in a frontal view while the rest of the body is in profile. Ancient Egyptian
This statue shows how the Egyptians enlarged and twists the body in order to retain the hiarchle scale. Ancient Egypt.
THis figure shows how the concorers viewed theirr prisoners, bleak and hopeless.
An Etruscan Wall painting of an Athletic Trainer. Getting ready to Pump *clap* You up. This Borrows from the profile view of the Egyptians and Ageans.
A marble statue of a young Greek. Shows the Greek's strive for Idealism using emphasis.
A wine jar depicting Greek Men and women. shows the figures as flat with deapth in their clothing's fold.
Statue of a Girl ("The Budapest Dancer") is remenicent of the late greek period and its new attention to detail.
Aphrodite and Eros shows the Helenistic Period's dramatic overtone.
Etruscan view of the face.
This Roman bust show's remarcable realism and less idealism.
This Saint Thelca representation is not idealized like the Roman gods and godesses during its time. To separate it's self from the Roman gods this early christian sculpture is unidealized.
The representations of the apostles on this Early Christian work show the apostles relaxed with folding robes.
The Virgin and Child statue puts enphasis on Both Mary and Christ's heads by enlarging them. It is also constructed out of wood, a common art medium of the Midevil period.
New Testament shows the Byzentine aspect of floating figures. Byzentine period.
This depiction of The Transfiguration shows the use of the Golden Halo in Byzentine paintings.
The Portable Altarpice with the Weeping Virgin shows the flat style of Prerenaissance art.
These Mausoleum doors show Coligraphy disctibing the people who lie within.
This prayer book page shows the range of colors available to the Midevile painters and coligraphers.
Evangelist Mark Seated at his study shows the importance of gold in Byzantine painting.
THis Depiction of Mary Magdalene shows the first use ofbordering in painting. Byzantine Art.
This Midevile sculpture shows the Great detail put into Reliefe diring this time period. Medival.
Sambadar is scukpted in the round and shows the religious dedication of the Indian People.
Young Night in a Landscape shows the new trend of detail on the human figure.
This Early American statuet shows the enphasis seen in other societies untouched by europe.
The Birth of Venus Painting shows european artists going back to the classic idealizm of the greeks. Renaissance.
The Sistine Madonna Combinds the New use of shadowing with the classical folds of Greel Sculpture.
The Ambassadors Shows the Northern Renaissance's thriving detail oriented style. Northern Renaissance.
Adam and Eve by Durer shows the new effects of shadowing on the human form.
The Sacrifice of Isaac shows The "Spotlight" emphesis of baroque on the face.
The Risen Christ shows the heavy nature of Baroque art. Boraque.
The Baroque period Self portrait of Judith Leyster had heavy paint which defined most of the paintings of the period. Baroque.
This painting shows the light hearted subject of Rococo Painting. Rococo.
This Painting shows the typical patrons of its period. Rococo.
This painting shows art returning to a more propaganda based style of painting using the picture as a message.
A Burial at Ornans Shows The Shift to a more realistic form of the body. Realism.
The Gleaners shows the Shift from light happy people to hard working people, their bodies looking more rugged and strong. Realism.
The way Olimpia looks directly at the viewer shows more real emotion. Realism.
The Kiss Combines the human form with geometric Patterns.
By Using Curvilinear lines, the Scream shows a Post Impressionistic Demonstration of color describing the emotion of the person in the painting.
By combining geometric shapes with the human form, the artist is able to capture the human form in more than one point of view.
By morphing the human body, Surrealist painters paint Symbolism with great intensity. Surrealism.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museo Nacional de Antropología, México
National Gallery of Victoria
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Walters Art Museum
The White House
Museum of Cycladic Art
Muzeum umění Olomouc
Museo Reina Sofia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museu Episcopal de Vic
SCAD Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza
Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Old Masters Picture Gallery, Dresden State Art Museums
Cincinnati Art Museum
The National Gallery, London
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Art Institute of Chicago
The State Hermitage Museum
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
The Munch Museum, Oslo
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