Survey of Western Art History 131

Ancient to Medieval

List of Monuments

List of Monuments

Florence, Italy. San Miniato al Monte

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Art History Resources On the Web
The Perseus Project
Art Historians' Guide to the Movies
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

LIST OF MONUMENTS Page Two: Etruscan to Late Antique

LIST OF MONUMENTS Page Three: Medieval Art

This is a list of the art covered in class. Note that the works may not be shown in exactly this order, and that substitutions may be required. You will also be shown other works of art for context and for contrast, for which you will not be responsible, but which you should be able to factor into your broader understanding of the material.
Note that you will be shown maps throughout the course very like the maps in your book. Sometimes you will be asked to know a particular map.

Week One : Art of the Stone Age

Prelude: The Origins of Prehistoric Art

Paleolithic Art

Neolithic Art

Week Two : "The Rise of Civilization: The Art of the Ancient Near East"

Sumerian Art

Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian, Babylonian, and Hittite

Assyrian Art

Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid Persian Art

Sasanian Art

But do look at this: Iraq Heritage Program The attempts to save the ancient remains of this important area

Week Three : The Art of Egypt

Predynastic and Early Dynastic

Old Kingdom

Middle Kingdom

New Kingdom

Week Four : The Aegean: Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaen Art

Cycladic Art (Early Minoan)


Sophia Schliemann wearing Trojan gold (left)


Week Five : The Art of Greece I

Geometric and Archaic Periods, 900-480 B.C. (5-10)

Week Six and Seven : The Art of Greece II & III

Early Classical Period, 480-450 B.C. (The Severe Style)

High Classical Period, 450-430 B.C.

Late Classical Period, 430-323 B.C.

Week Eight : Hellenistic Art

The Hellenistic Period, 330-27 B.C.


I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed,
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

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