Embed Size (px)
Transcript of Ancient Civilizations
Ancient CivilizationsMESOPOTAMIAthe cradle of civilization
Objectives:You will learn about theARTMUSICRELIGIONLITERATUREARCHITECTUREof one of the earliest civilizations.
This lesson is important . . .it serves as a basis for understanding all other civilizations that followed.It is a look at how people of long ago made artwhich reflects their thoughts and lives.
Two important revolutions occurred in Mesopotamia:
1. Agricultural revolution People began farming for the first time.2. Birth of cities government, culture, and building evolved from simple villages.
You will learn the difference between:andARTIFACTS
You will learn that a civilizationhas a need for order:Art cannot be created until certain needs have been met:FOODSECURITYART
View of the early cityof UR
Conventions of artCharacteristicsthat all art of a certain time orculture have in common.
This figure is believed to havepossibly been agod -because it is missingsome of the otherconventions.
Artwork reflects the organized society
Order is also seen in the wayartworks are sized.
A civilization can developart with specific conventions
You will also find out thatABSTRACTDoes not always apply to modern art!
You will read the 1st actual pieceof written literature ---Its an action-packed story about aSUPER HEROAnd hisTRUSTY SIDE-KICK!!!And its written on clay!Put that in your 3-hole binder!