By FREDERICK HARTT
The main entire and best-illustrated advent to Western artwork, the 2 volumes of artwork: A background of portray, Sculpture, And structure. Its writer, Professor Frederick Hartt, is a very talented instructor. He conjures up where and time within which each one nice civilization flourished, and indicates how person artistic endeavors exhibit it. quantity I starts with the outdated Stone Age and follows mankinds creative improvement in the course of the finish of the center a while.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 old Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Islamic global are studied intimately, as are these of the Early Christian and Early Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic eras.
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D. Gray Tremper Mound, Ohio. pipestone. height 3": length Societv. 46 I An Before Wriling as high as a 41. Nobility blanket 41 Mound Columbus Vh" Ohio . Historical 43. Adobe pueblos. Taos. New Mexico Can/ed and painted wood. 15x9'. The Denver Art Museum. Colorado 44. Tlingit bear screen. 1840. mankind down birds with wings spread, reminding us forcibly of the wall From Such objecls as the stone pipe in the form of a hawk (fig. C. d. 300, show a high degree of formal mastery and technical finish, suggesting the art of the Old Kingdom in Egypt.
Bucharest 27. Openwork ornament, from Bmo-Malomerice. Czechoslovakia, c. 3rd century A\ x 5^4". Moravian Museum. Brno. C. Bronze. Czechoslovakia 28. Figure, from Holzgerlingen. Germany, c. C. Stone, height 79%". Wijrtiembergisches Landesmuseu^ Stuttgart. 28 38 I An Before Wnim^ Germany 29. Caldron, from Gundestrup, Denmark. d. Silver. C. -5th or Copenhagen seem lo be similarities to the art of the Geometric period in Greece (see fig. 141), the lively arrangement of figures is entirely original.
Only the twentieth, which has discovered the irrational basis of much of man's inner life through the researches of psychology, has found preliterate art emotionally accessible. From time to time, throughout the history of art in to 14). dominant white culture. the earliest artistic productions of distribution literate cultures, and it repetition. will become apparent that the irra- and impulsive nature of man lies fairly close to the surface, and at moments of intense individual or collectional tive the experience can again determine essential aspects of work of art.
Art - A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture vol.1 (Prehistory, Ancient World, Middle Ages) by FREDERICK HARTT