Barnard Art History:Art History

art historyIf you allow the programme earlier than you qualify for a level you can be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities after successfully finishing MA Art History half 1 (A843). Bennington’s method to art historical past, like our method to every little thing at Bennington, is extremely interdisciplinary. Students are invited to make connections between historical and modern artwork, between what informs their own follow and what has formed inventive apply throughout the centuries and throughout the globe.


Surviving art from this period contains small carvings in stone or bone and cave painting. The first traces of human-made objects appeared in southern Africa, the Western Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe (Adriatic Sea), Siberia (Baikal Lake), India and Australia. These first traces are typically labored stone (flint, obsidian), wooden or bone instruments. To paint in red, iron oxide was used.

Clear glass was often backed with gold leafs to create a rich, shimmering effect. The enigmatic bronzes of Sanxingdui. close to Guanghan (in Sichuan province), are evidence for a mysterious sacrificial spiritual system in contrast to something elsewhere in historic China and quite different from the artwork of the contemporaneous Shang at Anyang. Excavations at Sanxingdui since 1986 have revealed four pits containing artefacts of bronze, jade and gold. There was found a great bronze statue of a human determine which stands on a plinth adorned with abstract elephant heads.

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