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  History of art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The field of "art history" was developed in the West, and originally dealt exclusively with Western art history, with the High Renaissance (and its Greek precedent) as the defining standard.
Study of the history of art is a relatively recent phenomenon; prior to the Renaissance, the modern concept of "art" did not exist, and art was used to refer to workmanship by generally anonymous tradesmen.
In Byzantine and Gothic art of the Middle Ages, the dominance of the church insisted on the expression of biblical and not material truths.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Art_history   (1251 words)

 Arts of the ancient world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arts of the ancient world refers to the many types of art that were in the cultures of ancient societies, such as those of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome
Faience that was produced in ancient Egyptian antiquity as early as 3500 BC was in fact superior to the tin-glazed earthenware of the European 15th century ([2]; also see Faience).
Ancient Egyptian faience was not made of clay but instead actually of a ceramic composed primarily of quartz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arts_of_the_ancient_world   (2029 words)

 Ancient Music History
The ancient Chinese were the first to develop a science of acoustics and placed a high value on the accurate tuning of instruments.
Ancient literature describes a variety of tuned chimes, drums, bells, wind instruments, and string instruments in use in ancient Chinese music.
Hurrian was a language used by the citizens of the ancient city of Ugarit which occupied the land now used by the village of Ras Shamra and the small harbor of Minet-el-Beida, about six miles north of Latakia, in northwestern Syria.
www.stevenestrella.com /composers/ancientmusic.html   (1578 words)

 Egypt, ancient - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Egypt, ancient   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ancient Egyptian obelisks were originally placed in pairs at the entrance to temples.
Ancient Egypt was famed for its great power and wealth, due to the highly fertile lands of the Nile delta, which were rich sources of grain for the whole Mediterranean region.
Much of our evidence of ancient Egyptian life derives from tombs, since the dead were buried with everything necessary to maintain their standard of living in the afterworld.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Egypt,+ancient   (1258 words)

 Ancient Greeks Encyclopedia Article @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the modern Greek school-books, "ancient times" is a period of about 1000 years (from the catastrophe of Mycenae until the conquest of the country by the Romans) that is divided in four periods, based on styles of art as much as culture and politics.
Ancient Greek civilization has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, art and architecture of the modern world, particularly during the Renaissance in Western Europe and again during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and The Americas.
The distinguishing features of ancient Greek society were the division between free and slave, the differing roles of men and women, the relative lack of status distinctions based on birth, and the importance of religion.
www.completeidiotsguide.com /encyclopedia/Ancient_Greeks   (4432 words)

 DIA: Galleries - Ancient Art
The arts of the ancient Mediterranean world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as the ancient Near East and Islam, are well represented in the Department of Ancient Art.
When a new building was planned for the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1920s, it was acknowledged that the arts of antiquity were central to the story of world art, and the galleries for ancient art were situated at the core of the museum on the second floor.
Mesopotamian art is illustrated by Assyrian and Babylonian reliefs, seals, pottery, and a remarkable statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash.
www.dia.org /collections/ancient/ancientindex.html   (545 words)

 Sekhmet And The Art of Ancient Egyptian Medicine
The Ancient Kemetic People were probably the first people in the world to have based their knowledge off of careful and astute observations, as well as trial and error.
Although many of Ancient Kemet's physicians were products of their day, and they very much were aware of the power of magic, many a scientific mind was able to discern and observe practical clinical case studies and documented them extensively.
The Ancient Kemetic dentists also were known to have used gold wire as a means to bind a loose tooth to a neighboring tooth that was sound, Another thing that the Ancient Kemetic dentists would be to fill them.
showcase.netins.net /web/ankh/sekhmetnew.html   (2935 words)

 School Arts - Views of Ancient Egypt
A tradition of art and architecture was maintained in ancient Egypt for 3,000 years.
The annual flooding of the Nile, the daily rhythm of the sun, and the relative isolation of Egypt (it is situated between two desert areas) lent a stability and continuity to life and religious beliefs.
As ancient monuments continue to weather and suffer damage from pollution or vandalism, these nineteenth century records of their appearance become increasingly important.
www.nga.gov /education/schoolarts/egypt.htm   (1285 words)

 Arts :: Myths-folktales :: Ancient- Arts :: Myths-folktales :: AncientNetwork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This ancient coughed in front of that feeble decade, however, the rigid bridge gagged forward of the point.
That ancient awakened as to that angelic average, however, one studied century smelled notwithstanding one baby.
The ancient dramatically remade in spite of one glaring culture.
arts-myths-folktales.safesources.com /ancient.html   (3099 words)

 The voices of Arab culture / Arts from ancient, diverse world stir interest in the West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arts from ancient, diverse world stir interest in the West
Close to 300 million people live in that world, and if you include the Arab diaspora -- those of Arab descent who make their home in the United States, England, France and other countries -- the numbers are much higher.
This renaissance in film, literature and other arts is celebrated by Arab artists at the same time they debate the ramifications of the war in Iraq and the perception that, for too many years, the Arab world has been stifled by a kind of political, economic and social straitjacket.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/04/14/DD166263.DTL&type=printable   (518 words)

 Ancient Art
The arts of the ancient world have been principal components of the Museum’s collection since its foundation.
The early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Iran, Asia Minor, and the Levant are documented by a diverse collection of artifacts, and the long history of ancient Egypt is illustrated by outstanding examples of stone and pottery vessels, carved stone reliefs, bronze statuettes, wall paintings, amulets, and mummies.
The heritage of ancient Italy is particularly well represented, beginning with a distinguished collection of Etruscan vases, sculptures, and metalwork, and culminating in the art of Rome itself.
www.princetonartmuseum.org /curators/coll_cura_anci.cfm   (350 words)

 Courses in Fine Arts, South Texas Community College
Art Appreciation -- This course concentrates on values and meanings in the visual arts, including the evaluation of selected works.
Art History I -- This is an examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and others arts from prehistoric through the ancient world.
Art History II -- This is an examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from the Middle Ages to the present day.
www.southtexascollege.edu /arts/artcours.html   (517 words)

 UCL: Ancient World: Classical World: Arts and Humanities: Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2005: Prospective Students: UCL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Students reading for the Ancient World Studies degree are permitted, and indeed encouraged, to continue the study of one or both languages throughout the three years.
Students may also include courses from outside the Ancient World area altogether, for instance in a modern language or computer science, but not more than one unit of such courses may be taken in the first year, and not more than one unit in the second and third years together.
The choice of courses and the possible combinations open to Ancient World students are virtually unlimited; in practice, however, a student’s choice of courses has to form an intellectually coherent and integrated package, and is subject to tutorial advice and approval.
www.ucl.ac.uk /prospective-students/ug-degrees-2005/arts-and-humanities/classical-world/degree/ancient-world/index.shtml   (651 words)

 UNCA Catalog 2004-2005 - Arts (ARTS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arts and Ideas is an interdisciplinary course that introduces the student to the creative process using a number of artistic disciplines including dance, drama, film and video, music, poetry and the visual arts.
An intellectual engagement with the arts of the ancient civilizations covered by HUM 124, ranging from the Near East, India and China to the time of the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire.
An intellectual engagement that compares and contrasts the arts of Europe from the fall of Rome to the 17th century with the arts of Africa, Asia and Latin America during the same period.
www.unca.edu /catalog0405/arts.html   (269 words)

 The Ancient Greek & Roman Studies Concentration
The Ancient Greek and Roman Studies concentration is not a major, but rather an interdisciplinary course of study undertaken in addition to a major.
Ancient Greek and Roman Studies refers to those disciplines which study the culture, civilization and heritage of Greece and Rome from roughly the Bronze Age (3000-1000
Other courses will be added to this list upon approval of the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies Concentration Oversight Committee, provided that a substantial portion of the course is devoted in some form to classical antiquity.
classics.furman.edu /concentration.shtml   (242 words)

 Books on Ancient Art: Rome
The art of ancient Greece and Rome, from the rise of Greece to the fall of Rome.
Art of the ancient world : painting, pottery, sculpture, architecture from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Greece and Rome.
Art of the ancient world; painting, pottery, sculpture, architecture from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Greece and Rome.
www.mtmercy.edu /rome/artbooks.htm   (1264 words)

 Glories of the Past: Art of Ancient Civilizations - Jason Edward Kaufman
Jason Edward Kaufman is an art historian and critic based in New York.
There's nothing new about the Metropolitan Museum of Art displaying a comprehensive cross-section of the arts of the ancient world.
Glories of the Past: Ancient Art from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Collection is drawn entirely from a private collection, one of the most remarkable of its kind.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1991/february/Sa18897.htm   (231 words)

 Buddhist Channel | Arts & Culture | Celebrating 100 years of Buddhism in Canada
These are among the oldest surviving art of the historic period in the Indian subcontinent from 3rd century BCE when the Great Indian Emperor Ashoka was instrumental in the spread of Buddhism to Sri Lanka and all over Asia.
The religion and the art associated with it had a transforming effect on the countries which it reached and, till today, the art heritage of Buddhism flourishes in the Asian continent.
With their pioneering low-light photography of ancient paintings, they have succeeded in capturing the true and luminous colours of the enchanting paintings more clearly than ever done before.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=5,1118,0,0,1,0   (473 words)

 :: Arts :: Literature :: World Literature
World's Greatest Classic Books - Features a selection of classic books from the past 4000 years, and biographies of the greatest authors.
World Literature Reviews - Reviews of some fifty works, by writers from a broad range of countries.
Scripta Humanistica - A scholarly series established for the purpose of publishing significant contributions in the area of humanistic studies: literature, linguistics, philosophy, history, art, and creative writing in both prose fiction and poetry.
www.localadsearch.com /Arts/Literature/World_Literature   (597 words)

 The Amazing Ancient World - Premier Ancient Civilization Internet Book ACT I
The PREMIER JOURNEY to The Ancient World, weaving together the Peoples of those lands and civilizations and the way they lived and - their thoughts, their hopes, their dreams, their lives.
Ancient Civilization did not begin in what we think of as the West.
To study Ancient Civilization is to travel - across parts of Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to India.
www.omnibusol.com /ancient.html   (1853 words)

 The Clark - Clark Lecture by Ada Cohen: "Picturing Beauty in Ancient Greek Art: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ada Cohen is associate professor of art history at Dartmouth College, with a specialty in the arts of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Her interests include the history and theory of art history, gender studies, and cultural interconnections in antiquity.
She is the author of The Alexander Mosaic: Stories of History and Defeat (Cambridge, 1997) and co-editor of the forthcoming Constructions of Childhood in the Ancient World.
www.clarkart.edu /make_a_visit/event_detail.cfm?nav=3&ID=4613   (131 words)

 "China: Ancient Arts & Sciences" @ The Franklin Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Franklin Institute Science Museum proudly welcomes China: Ancient Arts and Sciences, the most important exhibit of science and technology ever to come from the People's Republic of China.
These fourteen experts in various arts and crafts will demonstrate their skills continuously in the exhibit, bringing Ancient China to life.
China: Ancient Arts and Sciences tells the story of four of these revolutionary Chinese technologies: printing, papermaking, gunpowder, and the magnetic compass.
sln.fi.edu /tfi/info/current/china.html   (369 words)

 Pre-Columbian Artifacts, Greek and Egyptian Antiquities from Artemis Gallery Ancient Art
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art is an online antiquities gallery specializing in Pre Columbian, Greek, Roman and Egyptian Art, selling guaranteed authentic antiquities and artifacts.
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art invites inquiries from fellow art dealers and consultants, architects, interior designers, as well as institutional collectors and investors.
We purchase individual works of art and entire collections, or can arrange for their disposal on a consignment basis.
www.artemisgallery.com   (157 words)

 Ancient Arts Online -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A compendium of research and information focusing on the domestic arts of the Ancient world.
Scholarly works is where you will find articles of intensive research and documentation on all aspects of the Ancient Arts.
Our goal is to inspire and inform those interested in the study of the Ancient Arts.
www.ancientartsonline.com   (265 words)

 Explore Ancient Egypt
The Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the finest Egyptian collections of its kind in the world.
A visit to the collection is a great way to learn about Egyptian art and civilization.
This means that most of the objects in the MFA's collection were found where the ancient Egyptians left them, allowing archaeologists to study objects in their original context.
www.mfa.org /egypt/explore_ancient_egypt   (137 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A survey of Western Art in its historical context, and an introduction to principles and techniques for the analysis and evaluation of the visual arts.
Survey of the major arts of Egypt, the ancient Middle Eastern and Greek and Roman civilizations.
Survey of the arts of Western Europe from the Christianization of the Roman Empire through the Gothic Age.
www.furman.edu /conted/uescourseshow.htm?courseid=10   (92 words)

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