Halaf period (5300-4800 BC),were probably made for magical or religious purposes. Here there is a strong emphasis on the figure's thighs and breasts. Her head is missing: in other figures of this type the face is pinched out to form a large nose or chin, but is otherwise featureless. The bands of black painted on the figure may represent jewelry.
The slightly swollen abdomen and the curvaceous arm on the illustrated example have been considered in the past as conveying a state of pregnancy - a view disputed by many researchers. However, this particular variety of Cycladic figurine seems to stress those feminine attributes that are directly associated with fertility, reproduction and maternity
A cow giving birth is popular in tomb paintings from this period but this wooden model is the only three dimensional example still in existence. Tomb painting and models were placed in a tomb to ensure the deceased everlasting prosperity, for it was thought that both would magically come to life and work for the tomb owner in the Afterlife. Our model shows that animal husbandry was practiced at this early date in ancient Egypt, with one man calming the cow while the other ensures a proper delivery.
Terracotta figurine, the dot holes represent tattooing, this pieces origin is Egypt.
This shows the so-called Judgment of the Dead. The scale represents the weighing of ones sins.
There is no description on this piece, however, I find it interesting because a lot of art is not as sexual as this, and if it is, it is more subtle.
Assyrian piece, made from ivory.
Phoenician ivory carvers were highly influenced by Egyptian art.
The bearer of the Silver Bow and should have a bow in its hand that rests close to the chest.
Early Archaic period. From Boiotia, Thebes, Greece.
A drinking cup "kantharos", used in Greece.
"Greek hero Theseus battles the Minotaur. The Minotaur, a monster with a bull's head and a human body, lived in a labyrinth on the island of Crete and devoured human sacrifices sent as tribute from Athens."
In this period the women were depicted with white skin and the males with black.
This is an episode from Book 24 of the Iliad. The body of the Trojan prince Hektor is being dragged around the tomb of Patroklos.
Red figured art secondary to the black-figured. This paint allowed for more details to be depicted of the human body.
The Temple of Athena Nike
Early Classical Architecture
Wealthy young woman who lived and died in Egypt during the Roman period. The portrait is on a wooden panel. The woman herself was probably of Greek ancestry, which reflects the mix of populations in Egypt following the conquest of Alexander the Great.
Roman Egypt period
Art is focused on religion now
Art becomes very religious
This is a bone carved staff finial, found in Colombia. Of a man in a mask with a very straight expression, holding a dead corpse by its ankles. There is a scavenger bird on top of the corpse.
On the far right side there is a mix of men and woman who seem to be having a good time while drinking, which is what I assume, an alcoholic beverage. Also there is a man in a uniform. In the middle there is a man stabbing another man and there is a bunch of blood falling to the group. The man being stabbed only seems mad instead of hurt. There is a man at the bottom sitting on the floor bleeding from his stomach and bottles next to him. While a man is head which looks like he is crying with a dead man laying by him.
Imperial Orb which was used to be on top of the priest's staph. Usually very flashy and full of jewels.
Piedra Del Sol "Sun Stone" which is thought to be used by the Aztec as a calendar. The center of stone is a face, which another theory is Tonatiuh, the God of Sun.
This is Mary being placed into her casket surrounded by all the apostles and angels. The photo, in my opinion, shows respect for Mary and what she was able to do to the Earth.
In this photo Saint Ursula was a princess who sailed during a huge storm to Cologne. She was on her way to meet her future husband.
Back in these days, religion was very important and this painting shows Mary with a child on her lap and a very tiny man at her feet. Back then they would make the subject much larger than anything else.
Saint Hedwig geology.
On the alter of the Catholic Church, this was the altarpiece with Saint Vincent on it. Surrounding the center show quite some images of punishing a person, and some have angels.
This painting shows Mary surrounded by children while she sits on a throne. She looks very angelic and innocent, and the children look at peace.
This drawing is very simple, more like a stencil of a man holding a book while wearing a turban. There isn't much story from the bare eye, but he does seem to be looking at something specific that grabbed his attention.
Also known as the Battle of Sapienza. This battle is part of the Venetian war, that took place on four different days. This paining has bright colors, but only about four colors.
This painting is full of realism and details, showing Christ being laid into a tomb, surrounded by Mary and what I believe might be some of his disciples. His body is very pale and thing, with his hands clenched but his face still has some color on it. The people around his seem extremely saddened by his death.
Kneeling masculine figure, whose bodyupper and lower limbs and back -is crawling with undulating snakes.
Portuguese Soldier holding a matchlock (firearm).
Full figure Portuguese warrior, holds mace, cap with 2 feathers, flowing hair, beard, wears skirt, sword, 3 rosettes in background, chased surface with floral motif, figure also shows elaborate surface treatment
Formerly owned by Friedrich V, the painting moved to the famous Elector’s Collection and initially hung in Düsseldorf City Castle, then in Bensberg Castle.
In addition to his executive powers and duties, the Oba (king) of Benin also performed a number of rituals throughout the year. Guilds of specialists such as drummers, shield-bearers, carvers, brass-casters and weavers provided regalia and ritual objects
This figure of the Buddha shows him in a popular Burmese form, seated cross-legged on the backs of three elephants.
Golden Chair with angel all around the seat
Louis XIV's court adored Hyacinthe Rigaud, who helped to formulate what a state portrait should be. While Rigaud made a credible likeness of the king, his purpose was not to express Louis's character but to glorify the monarchy
Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu. Profile picture of Charles Louis.
pen and brown ink with gray and gray-brown wash over graphite, with brown ink border line by the artist, on laid paper
Inscribed in graphite lower center: "This drawing was made by W. Blake in the Royal | Academy Somerset House for a small plate he made of the | Laocoon for the Article in the Encyclopedia
Inscribed in graphite; lower left: "Bayeux. Aug.st 11th 1818."; in margin, lower left: "Sculpture upon a House on the North side of the Cathedral at Bayeux"
Thomas Lawrence dominated the art of portrait painting in England for forty years, undertaking commissions for the future George IV from 1814.
Raphaelle Peale created the illusion of a cloth hiding a bathing woman. Technical examination, however, reveals that her body does not continue underneath the linen.
In ancient Crete, King Minos had demanded that seven Athenian youths and seven maidens be sacrificed each year to the Minotaur, a monster with a bull's head.
The painting is a copy of "Virgin of the Fish" made by Raphael Sanzio in 1513-1514 (Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain).
Seems as though this rough pencil sketch brings out the government showing all the bad deeds and laws into a cauldren like witches
A man dying on his way to heaven possibly? or a soul upon evil with who he thinks are bad watching over him like hawks
Perfectly chizeled piece of Jean Leon. The perfection and smoothness brought to the bust with the high intense of skill the sculpture had
The matte greens offsetting the deep blacks and grey blues. bringing out each character in their own way with the mild expressions to each.
Danty and simple, showing foreigners to what seems to be going for a nice walk. This was painted on a slab of wood
Very famous art statue of marble. A man sitting on a stone thinking deeply about something. But never knowing what he was actually thinking about. Its not perfect marble but still shows the deep expression of the figure.
Very dirty form of art. with the blended colors of reds and yellows many would think this would clash but it sets the mood of what kind of emotion you should be feeling when seeing this man...
Mr. David Rowland portrait oh himself sitting. Amazing depth of the greys and blacks to the offset of his pale formed skin. With the brighter hair on his face bringing your attention strictly to him and nothing else
A fest or celebration of some sort showing off what seems to be a bride. But this woman doesn't seem happy at all with her sad lowered expression to everyone else's happy gleeful faces
A older man to the peak of his years. laying nude on a chair focusing in deep thought of himself. with the nature paint strokes being visible this shows the beautiful natural art form of the artist
More of a darker photo with small forms of light on the paint. The skin being the only light source of this piece bringing out the character himself showing off the fading expression he has
Obviously a poster of uncle Sam holding two children. Subjecting them into joining the army because the army cant have enough warriors
Asian woman laying on the best side looking deep into the viewer. with the monochromatic background the brightness of the bed and darkness of her hair really bring out the contrast of this piece
very interesting piece of art. wondering what they are laughing at. the greens and pinks of the skins really bring out the depth of this art piece with a amazing light background.
A curious mime within deep thought of himself. with the expression he brings. it makes you wonder what hes thinking about. the grey scale really brings out the darkness of this photo.
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