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History of Art
The history of art is the history of any activity or product made by humans in a visual form for aesthetical or communicative purposes, expressing ideas, emotions or, in general, a worldview.

Ancient Art (2,500,000 BCE – 400 CE)

Ancient art refers to the many types of art produced by the advanced cultures of ancient societies with some form of writing.The art of pre-literate societies is normally referred to as Prehistoric art.
Many of the great works of ancient Egypt depict gods, goddesses, and Pharaohs due the highly religious nature of ancient Ancient Egyptian civilization.Clear and simple lines combined with simple shapes and flat areas of color helped to create a sense of order and balance in the art of ancient Egypt.
Symbolism also played an important role in establishing a sense of order
Ancient Greek art includes much pottery, sculpture as well as architecture.The art of Ancient Greece is usually divided stylistically into three periods: the Archaic, the Classical and the Hellenistic.

When was ancient art?

Ancient Egyptian art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization of ancient Egypt in the lower Nile Valley from about 3000 BC to 30 AD. Ancient Egyptian art reached a high level in painting and sculpture, and was both highly stylized and symbolic.Ancient Egyptian art included paintings, sculpture in wood stone and ceramics, drawings on papyrus, faience, jewelry, ivories, and other art media.

• Stone Age
• Bronze Age
• Iron Age

1. Stone Age Art (From c.2,500,000 BCE)
a) Paleolithic Art (c.2,500,000 – 10,000 BCE)
b) Mesolithic Art (c.10,000-4,000 BCE)
c) Neolithic Art (c.4000–2000 BCE)

2. Bronze Age Art (c.3000-1200 BCE)
a) Egyptian Art (from 3100 BCE)
b) Minoan Art (c.1600 BCE)

3. Iron Age Art (c.1500-200 BCE)
a) Mycenean Art (c.1400-1000 BCE)
b) Celtic Art (c.500 BCE – c.17 CE)
c) Classical Greek Art (500-323 BCE)
d) Hellenism (323-31 BCE)
e) Art of Ancient Rome (c.200 BCE – 400 CE)


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