Art History

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Art History

Approximately 20,000 years ago, humans in Europe lived primarily as hunters. Out of this stone age culture, the mysteries of existence were becoming important and the result was the birth of mythology. Humankind sought to understand the world about them and to manipulate that world. Some turned to magic and mythology. The greatest manifestation of those ideas are found in the remarkable cave paintings at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc in France as well as Altamira in Spain.

This era consisted of mostly Greek artists that created sculptures, which from 480 BC- 450 BC were mainly gods relating to ancient Greek architecture.The sculptures they made mainlyfocused on geometry and symmetryrather than expression.



now in firm command of the entire Roman empire (the first man for a long while to be in that position), is planning another initiative as significant as his adoption of Christianity. Immediately after the defeat of Licinius he sets about rebuilding Byzantium as a Christian capital city - one in which pagan sacrifice, the central rite of imperial Rome untiRead more:


The word Gothic originates from the Italian word 'gotico' which means relating to the Goths, who were a Germanic tribe. The word Gothic, used to describe a certain style of art and architecture was derived from the word Goths.

Alexander the Great became the leader of the Greek kingdom of MacedoniaHe built an empire that stretched from Greece all the way to IndiaThey have dark hair, eyes, and shin


400-500 AD

Renaissance most literally means “rebirth” (French), yet historically refers to the 15th century European revival of ideals from Greek and Roman art. Early Renaissance art encompasses art from different regions in Europe, specifically from the Netherlands in the province Flanders and the city of Florence, Italy.



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