The Ancient Near East
The Sumerians are the first sign of civilization; early peoples give up the dangerous and uncertain life of the hunter/gatherer for the more permanent life of the farmer/herder. Civilization was arranged in city states; they had a code of laws, currency, and value the good of the community over the family (for example, you could not kill a man for family honor because it would damage the community...
up next on artwhat
alright, my summer break comes to a close in around two weeks so it’s time to attend to artwhat again. what you see here is the entirety of my notes from western art ii, which covered the early renaissance to modern day. in the next few weeks, i’ll be dumping all my notes from western art i, starting with paleolithic europe, just so the complete, broad picture is out there. ...