Required Artworks



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Mesoamerican Art

2/3/14 – 2/4/14
Overview – see lecture notes pdf online
Required Artworks
Preclassical: Olmec
La Venta

Olmec Ruler Portraits

Ceremonial Ax in the form of a were-jaguar
Preclassical: Teotihuacan

City Layout

Sun Pyramid

Citadel and Temple of Quetzalcoatl

Goddess Wall Painting
Classical: Maya

Stele D Portraying Ruler 13

Temple of the Giant Jaguar, Tikal

Presentation of the Captives to Lord Chan Muwan, Bonampak

Shield Jaguar and lady Xoc
Postclassic: Maya

Castillo, Chichen Itza

Chacmool, from the platform of the Eagles, Chichen Itza
Postclassic: Toltec

Colossal Atlantids, Pyramid B, Tula


Vocabulary

HW: Due Monday 2/10/14

Flashcards.
Take Home Essay Test 18 POINTS: Answer both 30 minutes questions. Your example of an artwork from beyond a European tradition should be an artwork from Mesoamerica


  1. Cultures designate sacred space in a variety of ways to accommodate both religious beliefs and practices. Select and fully identify two examples of sacred spaces from different cultures, one of which must be from beyond the European tradition. Discuss how each space accommodates both religious beliefs and practices within its culture

  2. The visual representation of deities and holy personages is a feature of religious beliefs and practices throughout the world. Select and fully identify two examples of representations of deities or holy personages, in any medium, from two different cultures. At least one of your choices must be from beyond the European tradition. Using specific visual evidence, analyze each artwork in relation to the religious beliefs and practices within its culture.


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