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  Art rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Art rock is a term used by some to describe rock music that is characterized by ambitious or postmodern lyrical themes and/or melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and genres, toward influences in jazz, classical, world music or the experimental avant-garde.
The art rock designation is a vague one, since few rock and pop musicians openly aspire to the title.
The concept of "art rock" has also sometimes been conflated with the genre of progressive rock, though today the terms are usually used differently.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Art_rock   (140 words)

 Rock art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rock art is a term in archaeology for any man-made markings made on natural stone.
This method of classifying rock art however has become less popular as the structure imposed is unlikely to have had any relevance to the art's creators.
Rock art can be found across a wide geographical and temporal spread of cultures perhaps to mark territory, to record historical events or stories or to help enact rituals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rock_art   (463 words)

 Art rock: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often...
Whether this movement is "art rock" in the original sense of the word is a matter for some debate.
Rock en español is the latest generation of spanish language rock and roll....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/art_rock.htm   (2225 words)

 Dating Rock Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rock art can also be 'micro-stratified' when it is covered by, or covers, mineral or biogenic coatings.
Rock art can be closely associated with deposits when an art site briefly used becomes sealed by rockfall or a build-up of deposits at the entrance.
For instance, when specific types of art consistently occur with occupation deposits, or implements, of a certain age range, or with occupation of limited duration, it is often assumed that the art and the occupation are contemporary.
www.une.edu.au /Arch/ROCKART/Dating.html   (2441 words)

 World Rock Art
Undergraduate and post-graduate courses on rock art are taught both internally and externally in the Dept.
There are odd pieces of 'art' known from earlier contexts such as the ground and polished mammoth tooth from Tata in Hungary and possibly dating between 78,000 and 116,000 years, but art does not appear as part of a coherent, visual system until after 35,000 b.p.
Rock art can provide socio-cultural information that is not generally available to the archaeologist.
www.une.edu.au /Arch/ROCKART/MMRockArt.html   (389 words)

 Side Canyon: Rock Art - get sites, organizations, links, books and videos.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two terms are used to describe most rock art: a petroglyph is pecked or carved on stone; a pictograph is painted on stone.
Rock art sites are routinely vandalized almost everywhere they are found despite the fact that damaging rock art is illegal.
The Rock Art Foundation (RAF) exists to promote the conservation and study of the Native American rock art in the Lower Pecos region of Southwest Texas.
www.sidecanyon.com /features/rockart.htm   (634 words)

 Rock Art Studies: A Bibliographic Database
Rock Art Studies: A Bibliographic Database is a compilation in progress which was begun in March, 1993.
Leigh Marymor received the American Rock Art Research Association's Castleton Award for research excellence in 2002 in recognition of the significance of the compilation of Rock Art Studies: A Bibliographic Database.
The Rock Art Studies database was initially conceived as a tool useful in cataloging the rock art literature held in the Compiler's personal library, which currently consists of approximately 75 shelf feet of books, periodicals, grey literature, ephemera and research notes.
bancroft.berkeley.edu /collections/rockart.html   (409 words)

 Southern African Rock Art/Ancestral Bushman (San) Rock Art
The highest concentrations of rock art are found at Tsodilo, Botswana, Brandberg and Twyfelfontein in Namibia, Drakensburg Mountains of Lesotho and South Africa, and the Matobo Hills (Matopos National Park) of Zimbabwe.
This art was not painted to decorate the walls of a rock shelter or depict everyday life and hunting scenes.
Lewis-Williams concluded that this art had a powerful ritual significance and is associated with the trance dance and trance experiences of shamans.
www.lonker.net /art_african_1.htm   (701 words)

 Aboriginal Rock Art
Aboriginal rock art is more than 40,000 years old, a time span five times greater than the age of the Egyptian pyramids.
In the Kimberley, Aborigines claim that the oldest art, the Bradshaw paintings, were made by the birds that pecked the rocks until their beaks bled and painted the images with their tail feathers.
One of the most prolific and well-known Kakadu rock painters was Najombolmi (c.1895-1967), who repainted the famous Anbangbang gallery at Nourlangie Rock in 1964, probably Australia's most famous rock art panel.
www.lonker.net /art_aboriginal_1.htm   (750 words)

 A definition of Progressive Rock
Progressive rock ("prog") is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s principally in England, reaching the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, but continuing as a musical form to this day.
Progressive rock artists sought to move away from the limitations of radio formatted rock and pop, and "progress" rock to the point that it could achieve the sophistication of jazz or classical music.
Rock and Pop Bands and Artists after 1970 who were not truly “prog” (as that term is generally and broadly defined, even by the site), but who were clearly not “mainstream” or simply “rock” bands.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive-rock.asp   (6860 words)

 South African Museum - Southern African Rock Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rock art, including paintings and engravings, is distributed widely over southern Africa.
Rock art is studied by archaeologists, anthropologists and art historians from archaeological and ethnographic and artistic perspectives.
San hunter-gatherers believed that the eland, which was the most frequently depicted antelope in the rock art of the Drakensberg, had great symbolic power.
www.museums.org.za /sam/resource/arch/rockart.htm   (883 words)

 NamibWeb.com - The online guide to Namibia: Rock art in Namibia
Pictures, designs or images painted or engraved on the rock surfaces are generally referred to as "rock art".
The paintings are generally found on a walls of rock shelters (caves, etc.) formed in cliffs in the mountains.
The age of rock engravings has been established to be from 2 000 to 6 000 years old while some painted pieces have been dated up to 27 000 years old.
www.namibweb.com /rockart.htm   (497 words)

 Rock Art Pages by James Q. Jacobs
In the dry desert environment, with its profusion of rock surfaces and shelters, an incomparable cultural legacy is preserved.
Rock Art in the Fremont Culture Region of the Colorado Plateau
Rock Art in the Puebloan Region of the Colorado Plateau
www.jqjacobs.net /rock_art   (611 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: INDIAN ROCK ART
The rock art is usually found on cave walls, in natural rockshelters along rivers or streams, or on ledges and cliff faces.
In some cases the figures represented are an indication of the relative age of the rock art.
Articles and reports on rock art from the Big Bend, the Panhandle, the Lower Pecos, and other areas of Texas are featured at professional meetings and made available to the public in magazines, journals, newspapers, and television documentaries.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/II/bqi3.html   (1601 words)

 Rock Art - African-American History Through the Arts
Most of these paintings were made at about the beginning of the 5th millennium BC into the 2nd.These pictures were painted in caves or on rock walls of cliffs, hence the name Rock Art.
Although people admire rock art, the design techniques, usage, and preservation of this unique artform help the viewer understand the lifestyles of these prehistoric artists.
If not for the findings of African rock art, the world would not only have lost beautiful pieces of human imagination, the world would also never have known of the lifestyles these ancient tribesmen lived.
cghs.dadeschools.net /african-american/tradtional/rock_art.htm   (1068 words)

 Rock Art of the Southwest: Photography of Anasazi Pictographs and Petroglyphs
This website presents photographs of the rock art of the Anasazi of the Four Corners Region of the United States: Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
They 'disappeared' or migrated to the larger southwestern Hopi, Zuni and other pueblos in about 1300 AD and left behind thousands of rock art paintings [pictographs] and carvings [petroglyphs] along with the stone dwellings and graineries [storage bins].
As such, the website is neither fully representative of the variety of rock art one finds in the Southwest, nor is it comprehensive.
raysweb.net /rockart   (523 words)

 Rock Art Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
neuropsychological model - a theory of rock art related to the representation of figures and shapes commonly perceived during altered states of consciousness
rock art - a general term for petroglyphs, pictoglyphs, pictographs, mobiliary art, etc.; "art" as we think of it in a modern sense may not have been the motivation for the creation of these cultural artifacts; "rock art" is the term more frequently used in Europe rather than the more North American term "petroglyph"
rock shelter - an overhang such as on a cliff face used as protection or shelter from the elements; often a temporary camp or permanent living area; favored because a fire in a true cave can suffocate the occupants
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/5579/glossary.html   (1730 words)

 Bradshaw Foundation - Rock Art Archaeology Anthropology
Indian Rock Art is perhaps not as well known as it should be; in a recent field trip Dr Jean Clottes visits the spectacular Rock Art of Central India
A report by Bradshaw Foundation President Robert A. Hefner III on his visit to view the Rock Art of Lake Namtso, in Tibet.
Despite its significant position astride the most important rock art regions of Africa, the study of rock art in Tanzania is relatively new.
www.bradshawfoundation.com   (436 words)

 Max Bertola's southern Utah - Shaman and Rock Art
The rock art is located right next to the graded dirt road that is south of Price and goes from Castle Dale over to I-70 and the road goes right by the Wedge Overlook.
Other rock art panels conceivably represent spirits, either physical or spiritual, aiding the Shaman in his work.
Initiation into a Shaman’s role as a holy man or a mighty miracle he performed are apparently depicted in rock art as well.
www.so-utah.com /feature/rockart/homepage.html   (849 words)

 Rock 'n' Art, rock and roll concert memorabilia
Rock 'N' Art was established in 1996 to offer collectors of rock and roll memorabilia the opportunity to purchase the finest examples of vintage rock and roll concert posters, handbills, postcards and tickets without the fear of over grading or misrepresentation.
The founder of Rock 'N' Art, Fred Williams developed his appreciation of rock art while pursuing a degree in fine art from the University of California in the 1960's and attending many of these legendary concerts.
Fred, an avid collector of rock and roll paper memorabilia for over 30 years, contributor to "Off the Wall" magazine and author of the acknowledged reference resource "The Rock Poster Price Guide" personally authenticates every item before it's offered to the public for sale.
www.rocknart2000.com   (267 words)

 Steven J. Waller's Rock Art Acoustics Page
I encourage all rock art researchers to clap or call out upon approaching rock art sites and listen to determine if the echoing is better there than surrounding terrain.
An important implication of these discoveries is that the environment around rock art sites should be left in a natural condition so that the acoustical properties are not affected.
Guadiana River rock art in Portugal and Spain threatened by flooding from the Alqueva dam
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/9461   (3152 words)

 Northumberland Rock Art, Web Access to the Beckensall Archive
This website is the celebration of rock carvings made by Neolithic and Early Bronze Age people in Northumberland in the north east of England, between 6000 and 3500 years ago.
If you have the pleasure of visiting Northumberland rock art, please treat it with respect as it cannot be renewed once it has been lost.
The ‘Web Access to Rock Art: the Beckensall Archive of Northumberland Rock Art’ project was funded by an AHRB Resource Enhancement Grant to the University of Newcastle.
rockart.ncl.ac.uk   (249 words)

 Southwest decor petroglyphs in carved stone and glassware mugs
We believe rock art sites should be protected from destruction and be appreciated for the beautiful prehistoric art they represent.
Sand Carved Designs was founded to make detailed petroglyph replicas available to people who have not had the opportunity to visit rock art sites, as well as people who have visited and want something more substantial than a photograph as a remembrance.
Each order ships with a card identifying the rock art site associated with the southwest decor piece and the information we know about the individual image.
www.sandcarveddesigns.com   (891 words)

 Save Dampier rock art
Reputed to be the world’s largest complex of petroglyphs, the rock art of the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia is under severe threat of destruction through industrial development.
There is no management plan for the area, no inventory of the rock art, which numbers hundreds of thousands of images, and there is no protection of this irreplaceable monument of the oldest living culture on this planet.
The International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO) and its Australian member, the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA), have established an Internet Petition asking the Western Australian government to reconsider its policy, to relocate the planned petrochemical plant to Maitland, and to take responsibility for protecting the rock art monument.
mc2.vicnet.net.au /home/dampier/web   (797 words)

 African Rock Art | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rock paintings and engravings are Africa's oldest continuously practiced art form.
The art of each of these zones is distinctive and easily recognizable, even to an untrained eye.
Not all rock art in these three zones is prehistoric; in some areas these arts flourished into the late nineteenth century, while in other areas rock art continues to be made today.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/rock/hd_rock.htm   (368 words)

 ScienceDaily: Rock Art Depicting Commanches, Horses Clad In Leather Armor Discovered In Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mysterious Rock Markings Discovery Baffles Archaeologists (October 10, 2003) -- The discovery of a series of mysterious rock carvings in Northern England has sparked a quest among experts to find out exactly what they are.
Rock 'Face' Mystery Baffles Experts (June 21, 2004) -- Archaeologists have found a trio of extraordinary stone carvings while charting the phenomenon of prehistoric rock markings in Northumberland, close to the Scottish border in the United...
Cave painting -- Cave or rock paintings are paintings painted on cave or rock walls and ceilings, usually dating to prehistoric times.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2004/04/040401081237.htm   (1904 words)

 Petroglyphs - Rock Art
Arkansas possesses one of the richest concentrations of rock art in eastern North America.
The more the rocks were cut out, the more the paintings could be seen.
The differences in rock art themes, the variety of zones, the diversity of picture forms and engravings, seem to indicate that there existed long periods of rock art activity from the paleoindian to the classic Muisca times.
www.crystalinks.com /petroglyphs.html   (1850 words)

 Rock Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
My focus in these pages is on the Barrier Canyon Style (BCS) of rock art, a carefully composed and visually stunning style occuring mostly in Utah, much of which is likely between 2000 and 4000 (although some claim up to 8000) years old.
If I ever get the time I'll also add information about other southwestern rock art, particularly other archaic styles and anything else that either relates to Barrier Canyon style or that I happen to have a good picture of.
After a number of failed attempts to get my prints and sildes scanned (commercial scanners seem incapable of scanning rock art, all I got were shades of brown -- brown cliff face, brown pictograph, brown trees, brown sky.
www-personal.umich.edu /~bclee/rockart/rockart.html   (220 words)

 Freedom*Rock (In Rural Iowa)
For years this boulder was known as "the graffiti rock" and was decorated for high school rivalries, love interests, etc. Since the Memorial Day paintings began, the "rock" has remained with the annual tribute intact.
When Sorensen was 19, he saw 'Saving Private Ryan' and he felt that patriotism was at an all time low and was not being taught in our schools and this motivated him to paint the rock.
People were always driving by to see what was painted on the rock.
www.ticz.com /homes/users/bob/On-A-Rock/On-A-Rock.htm   (299 words)

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