Artworks of Ancient Art from Museum Collections

1. Visit the following Web sites and explore the collections of Ancient Art there:
= The Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://www.metmuseum.org)
= The Louvre Museum (http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en)
= The Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery(http://www.asia.si.edu/)
From the gallery Web sites listed above select two works of art from any ancient culture.

2. Using the terminology and concepts for evaluating art, compare and contrast the two works including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues.

3. Explain how the works of art fit into the context of the time period. Keep in mind that only artworks that fit into the period of Ancient Art (created between 30,000 BCE- 500 CE) will be accepted.

Thank you!

Solution Summary

Two artworks chosen from ancient art collections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and compared for their form, content and context in a question-and-answer format with 703 words total.