By FREDERICK HARTT

The main accomplished and best-illustrated advent to Western artwork, the 2 volumes of artwork: A background of portray, Sculpture, And structure. Its writer, Professor Frederick Hartt, is a really talented instructor. He inspires where and time within which every one nice civilization flourished, and indicates how person artworks convey it. quantity I starts off with the outdated Stone Age and follows mankinds inventive improvement throughout the finish of the center a while. Its 3 significant parts—Art prior to Writing, the traditional global, and the center Ages—examine the portray, sculpture, and structure of greater than twenty civilizations. the humanities of historic Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Islamic global are studied intimately, as are these of the Early Christian and Early Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic eras.

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20. Trilithon portals. C. Hal Sanieni. Malta Entrance slab of Temple. Low relief. C. Limestone. Tarxien. Malta Neolithic Art I 35 21. Tomb chamber, Orkney c. 2800 23. C. Maeshowe. known view of Stonehenge. 22. Aerial Islands. Scotland c. C. Salisbury Plain. England Stonehenge. as menhirs, which c. C. march across Height the I3'6". Salisbury Plain. challenged, but it is England clear that the stones were arranged to summer countryside for miles, and the dolmens or trilithons, coincide at least roughly with sunrise at the probably intended as graves to be surrounded by mounds.

Clav. length 24" each. Ariege. France 9. Woman, from the (Tarn). Madeleine La Reclining cave at France. Low competitor to Aitamira. painted caves in the relief It is Dordogne one of a large number of The low region. the so-called Hall of Bulls at Lascaux ceiling of (fig. 6) is covered on the sloping ground of a cave at Le Tuc d'Audoubert in France; some have been carved into the rock, as are the far-from-schematic, half-reclining nude with bulls and horses, often partly superimposed, painted casionally found, always without heads.

Are as powerful as the representation of animals can Although artists of periods later in human history analyzed both surface and anatomical structure more ex- Altamira animals has never been surpassed. C. and discovered in 1940, is a close tensively, the majesty of the Paleolithic Art I 29 8. Two Bison, from the cave at Le Tuc d'Audoubert. France. Low relief, c. C. Clav. length 24" each. Ariege. France 9. Woman, from the (Tarn). Madeleine La Reclining cave at France. Low competitor to Aitamira.

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