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Mesopotamian Art Lesson #2


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The following is questions and biography and further links for a lesson on Mesopotamian (Near Eastern) Art.   

Questions to Consider


1) Why didn't the Mesopotamian area develop as much in Architecture and Art as the Egyptians?

2) What did a long beard represent in this area?


3) Which was your favorite painting?  Why?


4) How realistic were the sculptures?  Does the style of the sculptures tell us something about Mesopotamian  Society and their beliefs?


Further links

History Link 101 Mesopotamian Art Page



Govignon, Brigitte (1995).  The Beginners Guide to Art, Harry N Abrams, Inc., Publishers.

Marceau, Jo.  (1997) Art, A World History, DK Publishing

Saccardi, Marianne. (1997).  Art in Story; Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children, Linnet Professional Publications

Silvers, Larry (1993).  Art In History, Abbeville Press.

Wilkins, David, G. & Schultz, Bernard. (1990).  Art Past Art Present, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

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