By FREDERICK HARTT
The main complete and best-illustrated advent to Western artwork, the 2 volumes of paintings: A historical past of portray, Sculpture, And structure. Its writer, Professor Frederick Hartt, is a really proficient instructor. He conjures up where and time during which each one nice civilization flourished, and exhibits how person artistic endeavors exhibit it. quantity I starts off with the previous Stone Age and follows mankinds inventive improvement during the finish of the center a while. Its 3 significant parts—Art sooner than Writing, the traditional global, and the center Ages—examine the portray, sculpture, and structure of greater than twenty civilizations. the humanities of historical Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Islamic international are studied intimately, as are these of the Early Christian and Early Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic eras.
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The deceased was sur- rounded with all the delights of this world to ensure that in exhaustive detail the deceased's life on earth, banquet at which he was repreand enjoying the viands. Once the ceremon- as well as the funeral ies very hands that had placed the precious objects in their — an odd commentary between belief and practice. chambers The characteristic external on the discrepancy form of the Egyptian tomb, mounds common to by the name mastaba doubtless descended from the burial many early cultures, (Arabic for bench), a is called mass of masonry on one of which was solid, rectangular and mud food, furniture, household implements, a considerable the entrance and sometimes even with mummified dogs and cats.
Interpreted according to later references, the fearsome animal symbolizes the king of Upper Egypt triumphing over his defeated Lower Egyptian foes. The horizontal shapes below, some headed by hawks, some by lions, are the standards of royal troops, which have hands grasping a rope attached to another enemy, whose head can still be seen above the broken edge. The parallelism of the standards shows a new sense with L/BVAN Miles a relatively short of order; so indeed does the artist's analysis of both the Ancient Egypt and the humans.
Voor Midden-Afrika. Tervuren, Yoruba helmet mask, from Museum Koninklijk Belgium 37. Simo mask of the goddess Nimba with carrying yoke, from the Guinea Coast. Wood, height 52". Private collection. New York 36 and ritual, continue some aspects of the ornamentalized Benin tradition. Much more familiar are the guardian wood covered with sheet brass (fig. 35) from Bakota tribe of Gabon in West Africa, which were figures of the forms, crouching birds, and an animal head. ple ward off evil spirits. The clear-cut, tense geometric forms and strong magical content of these figures aided greatly in the development of abstract art in Europe (see Vol.