9 Ancient Art Techniques you would like to know about

9 Ancient Art Techniques you would like to know about

Let’s accept this fact that we all felt drowsiness atleast once in our history class. This fact also holds true that few of our classmates were snoring at their level best in the classroom while our teacher was flipping the pages of history book. Today again we’ll take you few centuries back but hold on! We’ll not give you a ride of boredom rather we have mentioned below various ancient art techniques of different countries of the world. So brace yourself for the time travel.

  1. Egypt – Because of a highly religious nature of Egyptians, their art mostly included the depiction of spiritual figures who were considered divine. Some clear and quiet simple lines were combined with simple shapes and flat areas of color which created an equilibrium in the art of ancient Egypt. They also uses horizontal and vertical lines to maintain a balance in their art work. Egyptians used symbols too to establish a sense of order. Well, did you know that blue and green color represented Nile and Life respectively? Yellow represented for the Sun God while red was the symbol of Power and Vitality. All these arts and shapes are preserved in Egypt because of its dry climate.Ancient Egypt Art
  2. Mesopotamia – Ancient civilization of Mesopotamia bestowed a rich legacy of ancient art by first developing writing and agriculture. Their bronze age included Sumer, Babylonian and Assyrian. Let’s discuss in brief about all of them:

    • Sumer – Sumerians were renowned for jewelry, artistic pottery with cedar oil paints. One of the artifact which still remains and very much in talks is a wooden box inlaid with shells and lapis lazuli. With their expertise in architecture, their achievement in the same included arch, pyramids and temples.sumer pottery

    • Babylon – With excess clay in Mesopotamia, they started creating bricks. The same led to development of pilaster, columns offrescoes and enameled tiles. The Babylon were also known for their brilliantly colored walls and terra cotta cones. Babylonian civilization were famous for its embroideries and rugs too.babylon tera cota cone

    • Assyria – The walls of the Assyrian palaces were wrapped with slabs of stone. They were known for jewelry like ear-rings and bracelets of gold. The pottery of their civilization was alluring and vases made out of stone, clay and glasses.Asyrian gold jewellery

  3. The Minoan Civilization – Minoan civilization was known for its beautiful ceramics, landscapes and carvings. In the middle period, the civilization made its name because of naturalistic designs such as fish, squid, birds, and lilies. The people in this civilization were also skilled goldsmiths who created beautiful pendants and masks.The Minoan Civilization Art

  4. The Mycenaean Civilization – The Mycenaean were known for their skills in gold-working and decorative motifs.Mycenaean Civilization

  5. Greek Art – Greeks were apex when it came to sculpture and architects. They also dominated the art of the western world. Later, the Greek civilization forayed into black-figure style of vase painting.Ancient Greek art

  6. Rome – The villas of Romans were an epitome of elegance. The images of individuals on gravestones, were very expressive and lifelike, finished with skill and panache. Another favorite art of Romans was Panel Painting, i.e. tempera or encaustic painting on wooden panels. But with less shelf life of wood, a very few paintings survived. Portraits on glass, medals and coins by Romans still exist today.Ancient Rome Art

  7. China – Chinese civilization was and still is renowned for picturesque painted pottery. During China's Bronze Age, artistic bronzeware vessels were manufactured for practical purposes and other religious rituals. Also they made paintings on silk and lacquerwares which still survive. One of the best thing regarding Chinese civilization is that it displays continuity between ancient and modern periods as compared to any other civilization.Ancient china Art

  8. India – Indian civilization was renowned for sculptures. First of it dates back to the Indus Valley civilization some 5,000 years ago.  Also, India, with passage of time produced most intricate bronzes in the world and temple carvings. The Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, contains paintings and sculpture which are masterpieces of Buddhist religion.Ancient Indian Art

  9. Olmec Art – The bird vessels and bowls which were capable of tolerating 900 degree Celsius were produced during this Olmec era. Most of this art was highly stylized and used an iconography reflective of the religious meaning of the artworks. Some Olmec art, displayed an accuracy of depiction of human anatomy. It also emphasize monumental statuary and small jade carvings.Ancient Olmec Art

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