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Cherokee art and Cherokee pottery

By |2018-04-07T17:05:24+00:00August 8th, 2017|Art, Native American|

Swannanona pottery (ca. 1000 BC) Even before Cherokee people first came to the southeast, the Woodland people who were living there were making baskets and pottery. Their earliest pottery looks a lot like baskets and probably came from making clay-linedwaterproof baskets to store things in. Cherokee basket from the 1700s AD When Cherokee people first split off from the Iroquois about 1500 BC and settled [...]

Indians and Greeks project

By |2017-07-20T11:28:39+00:00July 20th, 2017|Art, India|

Greek style Buddha from about 100 AD When Alexander the Great brought his army to India, Greek people learned a lot of new things from the people they met in India. We don't know whether Hellenistic philosophers talked to Buddhists, but their ideas are not so different. Try comparing Buddhism and the Greek philosophical ideas of Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Skepticism. What [...]

Alexander the Great in India

By |2017-07-27T22:34:17+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Alexander the Great In 326 BC, Alexander the Great conquered the Persian part of northern India. Alexander was a Macedonian (and therefore an Indo-European) king. Alexander was conquering the whole Persian Empire, and he conquered northern India (modern Pakistan) as part of that - this land had already been part of the Persian Empire. It must have been exciting for [...]

Women in Severe style Greek sculpture

By |2018-04-15T17:00:59+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Severe style: Athena But just as in the Archaic period, all Greek Severe Style sculptors carved women with their clothes on. Women also did much less moving around, and had a much smaller range of emotional expressions, than the men did. As if to emphasize their inability to move around, most of the [...]

Severe style sculpture in ancient Greece

By |2017-07-05T05:08:38+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Kritias Boy (ca. 480 BC) About the time of the Battle of Marathon, in 490 BC, Greek sculptors started to work in a new style, called the Severe style. This quickly replaced the old Archaic style. Zeus or Poseidon throwing a spear (460 BC) In the Severe style, sculptors began to [...]

Hellenistic Greek sculpture

By |2018-04-22T11:38:50+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Hellenistic sculpture: Hermes At the end of the 400s BC, Greece, and especially Athens, was devastated by a terrible war which involved nearly all the Greek city-states, the Peloponnesian War. The end of the war left the Greeks too poor for much sculpture, but when people did begin creating new sculpture again it [...]

Greek sculpture – ancient Greece

By |2018-04-15T16:49:51+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Greek sculpture: Winged Victory (Nike of Samothrace) - Now in the Louvre, Paris Not very much Greek sculpture has survived for us to see. You might think stone statues made of limestone and marble would last well, but both limestone and marble can be burned and turned into lime, which is one of [...]

Classical Greek sculpture – ancient Greece

By |2018-04-22T11:35:38+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Classical Greek sculpture: Discobolos (the Discus Thrower) (This is a Roman copy; the Greek one didn't last) The Severe style didn't last very long, and by about 460 BC Greek sculptors moved on to the Classical style. Greek sculptors began to experiment with honoring the gods by showing the beauty and grace of [...]