The Art of the Ancient World
Jun 29, 1996
This survey of the art of the ancient world demonstrates the connection between art and ideas. Mrs. Sures follows the development of art from Egypt to Greece to Rome to the Early Christian era. Using examples from each period, she shows how art reflects the rise and decline of philosophy––in particular, the changing views of man. Subjects include: the characteristics of Egyptian art, the evolution of the nude figure in Greek sculpture, the Parthenon frieze, Roman portraiture, Roman painting, Early Christian mosaics, and perspective in ancient art.