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AP ART HISTORYS GREATEST HITS. Paleolithic Venus of Willendorf 28,000- 25,000 BCE Characteristics: Served as fertility image. No facial features Ball-like.

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2 Paleolithic Venus of Willendorf 28, ,000 BCE Characteristics: Served as fertility image. No facial features Ball-like shapes

3 Neolithic Landscape with Volcanic Eruption 6150 BCE Characteristics Worlds 1 st landscape This mural is the 1 st depiction of a place devoid of both humans and animals

4 Old Kingdom Egypt Khafre BCE Characteristics Diorite Rigidly uptight Flawless body Idol Proportions Bilaterally Symmetrical Houses the Ka

5 New Kingdom Egypt Akhenaton BCE Characteristics Long face, full lips, and curves Far cry from the proportional figures of the pharos

6 Sumerian Victory Stele of Naram- Sin BCE Characteristics Godlike sovereignty the kings claimed King is bigger than everyone else 1 st time the King appears as a god in Mesopotamian art

7 Assyrian Lamassu BCE High relief Characteristics 5 legs makes this a conceptual picture

8 Persian Head of a Sasania King (Shapur II) 350 BCE Characteristics Suggests the splendor of Sasanian dynasty Repousse

9 Minoan Bull Leaping BCE Characteristics Bull Elongated Women have fair skin, Man has dark skin

10 Cycladic Figurine of a Woman BCE Characteristics Triangles dominate Emphasis on breasts Fertility goddess (?)

11 Mycenaean Lion Gate BCE Characteristics Capped with a huge lintel Above lintel is corbelled arch Relieving triangle

12 Archaic Greek Sculpture Kouros 600 BCE Characteristics Life-size, nude, young men are kouroi and life-size, clothed, young women are korai Emulates the stance of Egyptian statues Foot advanced Nude Perfect body

13 Archaic Greek Architecture Temple of Hera I 550 BCE Characteristics Doric Temple Peripteral Colonnade

14 Classical Greek Sculpture Kritios Boy 480 BCE Characteristics Contrapposto Broke the rule of frontality

15 Classical Greek Architecture Parthenon BCE Characteristics Perfect proportions in Doric temple design Doric columns

16 Hellenistic Greek Sculpture Seated Boxer BCE Characteristics Heavily Battered, defeated veteran Nose broken, teeth missing Appealed to the emotions Realism

17 Etruscan Sarcophagus of Lars Pulena Early 2 nd Century Characteristics Somber- Symptomatic of economic and political decline of the once mighty Etruscan city- state

18 Roman Sculpture Equestrian Statue 175 CE Characteristics Superhuman grandeur and larger than a normal human Shows mercy

19 Roman Architecture Pantheon CE Characteristics Oculus Temple of all the gods Influential Concrete

20 Early Christian Architecture Mausoleum of Galla Placidia 425 CE Characteristics Cruciform Longitudinal

21 Byzantine Architecture Hagia Sophia CE Characteristics Mystical Quality of light that floods the interior Central Dome

22 Byzantine Painting Virgin (Theotokos) and Child Late 11 th Century to Early 12 th Century Characteristics Virgin of Compassion Mary- Long nose and long fingers

23 Hiberno-Saxon Book of Kells, Chi-Tho-Io Late 8 th or Early 9 th Century Characteristics Elaborately Decorated Illuminations

24 Carolingian Saint Matthew Folio Recto CE Characteristics Deft illusionist brushwork Color and modulation of light and shade to create shapes

25 Ottonian Column with relief's illustrating the life of Christ CE Characteristics Narrative Similar to the column of Trajan

26 Romanesque Architecture St.- Sernin, Toulouse CE Characteristics: Pilgrimage Church Geometrically precise Simple ratios Groin vaults

27 Romanesque Sculpture King David CE Characteristics Absent weight Shift Freestanding in a niche

28 Gothic Architecture Notre-Dame CE Characteristics Stained glass oculi Flying buttresses

29 Gothic Sculpture Saints Martin, Jerome, and Gregory. Jamb statues CE Characteristics Break rigid vertical lines Drapery falls softly Features: Distinctive personality revealed in faces

30 Gothic Painting Belleville Breviary 1325 CE Three dimensional architectural setting Convincing Perspective Close observation of the natural world

31 Ancient Japan Amida Triad 710 Characteristics Simple and iconic Became a major trend Indian sensuality surfaces in this work Smooth brush strokes

32 Ancient China Travelers Among Mountains and Streams Early 11 th Century Characteristics 1 st masters of the recording of light, shadow, distance and texture Intricate details

33 Islam Dome of the Rock Characteristics 1 st great achievement of Islamic architecture Octagonal dome Interior is vivid and colorful

34 Ancient North America Incised Shell Gorget CE Characteristics Running Warrior Composite profile Elaborate headdress Gifts to the dead

35 Ancient Mesoamerica Colossal Head BCE Characteristics Human body Great ruler and exhibits power

36 Ancient South America Raimondi Stele 1 st Millennium BCE Characteristics Represents staff god Multiplicity and dual readings God transforms before the viewers eye Core aspect of Andean religion

37 Ancient Africa Nok Head Characteristics Flaring nostrils and triangle eyes are unique to Nok art African culture liked heads

38 Ancient India Shiva as Nataraja 1000 Characteristics Nataraja means Lord of the Dance Portable image Dwarf that she is standing on represents ignorance

39 Early Renaissance Sculpture Saint Mark by Donatello Characteristics Contrappasto 1 st with voluminous drapery Stirring limbs

40 Early Renaissance Painting Tribute Money by Massacio 1427 Characteristics NarrativeLight is coming from a specific source ChiaroscuroVanishing Point Aerial PerspectiveDistance

41 High Renaissance Sculpture David by Michelangelo Characteristics Formal references to classical antiquity Compositionally and emotionally connected to an unseen presence Head turned to show pent up energy

42 High Renaissance Painting Mona Lisa by Da Vinci Characteristic Chiaroscuro and atmospheric perspective Smoky sfumato means softened edges Unrecognizable landscape makes it mysterious

43 Renaissance Architecture Capitoline Hill designed by Michelangelo 1537 Characteristics Organized units symmetrically around a central/ unique axis Trapezoid plane Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius

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