History of Art

Lessons:

  Africa

  Cave Art

  Egyptian Art

  Greek Art

 Mesopotiamian

  Middle Ages
     Art

  Middle Ages
   Architecture

  Roman Art

 

African Sculpture

 

     Another major form of Sub-Saharan African Art was sculptures.  Carol Strickland (1992) states that “African carvers consistently rejected real-life appearances in favor of vertical forms, tubular shapes, and stretched out body parts derived from the cylindrical from of trees."  Sculptures often took on practical forms such as pot holders, spoons as well as other useable objects.  Sculptures were not large in size so they could be easily moved from one location to another.

 

 

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African Art Lesson 1 2 3 4 Cave Art Lesson 1 2 3 4
 Mesopotamia Art Lesson 1 2   Egyptian Art Lesson 1 2 3 4 5
Greek Art Lesson 1 2 3 4 5    Roman Art Lesson 1 2 3
Middle Ages Art 1 2 3 4 5 6   Middle Ages Architecture 1 2 3 4 5