The Great Pyramid of Giza Author’s name Institution’s name The Great Pyramid of Giza Since prehistoric times art has been present in the human life. The prehistoric people created artistic objects to make their nomadic life beautiful and fun. Such objects include religious artifacts and portable jewellery. The blueprint for the existence of artists for centuries was the ancient world artists. Ancient art depicts the different types of art developed by ancient society cultures and societies including those of Egypt Israel China Mesopotamia India Persia Rome and Greece. It is common to find ancient art in the form of coins jewellery weapons vases architecture sculptures mosaics musical instruments glass and carved gems (Stokstad & Cothren 2013). Medieval art is the art developed in the early Middle age. Medieval art is also known as the Byzantine art and its style was based on religion and was one-dimensional and sombre. The world and is the only one still standing. The pyramid was a political issue as it was the king’s tomb social and religious as the ancient Egyptians gathered to talk to their gods and its style and the architecture involved remains one of the best even today. However due to tomb robbers of the ancient medieval and modern times the goods and walls of the exterior have been tampered with and the Great Pyramid of Giza no longer reaches its previous height and as stated earlier only 450 feet high. References Clancy Flora S. (1994). Pyramids. Montreal: St. Remy Press. Print. Lehner Mark. (2008). The Complete Pyramids. London: Thames & Hudson. Print. Stokstad M & Cothren M. W. (2013). Art History Fifth edition. London: Pearson. Tompkins Peter. (1978). Secrets of the Great Pyramid: Two Thousand Years of Adventure and Discoveries Surrounding the Mystery of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Galahad Books New York. [...]
This assignment will involve researching a work of art from the period of study (up to about 1500, and from the text) and placing in the proper context of its creation – social, political, religious, biographical, stylistic, or some combination of these. The length of this paper will be 4-5 pages (not including images or bibliography.) You should choose a work of art from the textbook to help insure a sufficient number of sources for your research.