viernes, 3 de junio de 2011

2.2 Mesopotamian art


Place between two rivers. Ancient Mesopotamia is considered to be the ancient civilization (if we think as writing as the first evidence in civilization´s birth). These group of people settled right between Tigris and Eufrates rivers.
Widely considered to be the craddle of civilization, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires. n the Iron Age, it was controlled by Neo - Assyrian and Neo - Babylonian empires. The falling of this empire concluded when Alexander the Great in 332 BC turn it into part of the Greek empire.


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To understand more about this culture it is important to know about their belifs. There is an interesting book named: Arte y mito: manual de iconografía

Mesopotamian religion was polytheist, that is people believed in many deities. These gods were represented anthropomorphically (human in form and character), but were superhuman in power and inmortal. Main gods were:
  • Enlil: God of the air.A beneficient creator who ensures good harvests.
  • Anu: Supreme god of the heavens.
  • Enki: Gd of water, arts and crafts, and wisdom
  • Ninhursag: The Greater Mother and Lady of the Mountain, goddess of the earth and Anu´s consort.
  • Utu: Sun god, judge and protector
  • Nanna: God of the moon
  • Inanna: Goddess of fertility, love and war
  • Nergal and Ereshkigal: Queen and king of the underworld, who rule from a lapiz lazuli palace with seven gates.
Information about Ancient Mesopotamia by the BBC

Look up for the information studied in class Mesopotamian art presentation 

After getting all these information, answer the following:

- Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
- Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?


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  2. 1: I consider the sculptures as a mixture of realistic and non-realistic. They represent what they live and belive, charancterizing their knowledge and their dialy life.

    2: The style of the sulptures tell us a lot about what they trust and belive. It´s evident that they were so close to some animals and they adore and respect them. We understand that they appreciate nature as air, water, mountains, sun, moon, and others. They value and represent lots about the life. For example: Fertility. We can see that they express feelings like love, that tell us that they were´nt trying just to leave historical evidences for the rest of the years.

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  3. 1.- No because this art express what they believe not what they have seen, although is a good interpretation of their beliefs
    2.- they are beautifull and describe them as big artists

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  4. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    yes i consider that the sculptures of mesopotamia ar realistic or they tried to be becouse they represent the woman and all of their persons and gods .
    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    yes they can tell of how where there godes and how where many pepople on that age .

    sebastian Arana Quintana A01370237

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  5. 1. I consider the style of the mesopotamians are non-realistic because they made sculptures about sphinxes but they also had real sculptures about the people of mesopotamia.
    2.yes the Mesopotamians art is about religion, war, and their people


    Maximiliano Arciniega D.

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  6. javier miramontes figueroa A01169728
    1.- Yes and no the sculptures are mixture that the humans and the god that their believe . And have a shape of animal or humans with other shapes en their body
    2.- the Mesopotamian express in their sculptures and sphinx the culture , religion and what Mesopotamian believe.

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  7. 1; I saw the presentation and I think there are very realistic sculptures and others not as much as for example the sphinxes, I think the sculptures have much detail and this reflect realism

    2; I think if they reflectes the beliefs of people, such as war, religion for example the relationship they had with their gods.

    Pedro Atilano H. A01169905

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  8. 1) I think some are realistic as we get to know what they experience in their daily lives or in what they belief like the reliefs they have in the walls. But not all are expressing the same

    2) yes, beucause they are expressing all that is their culture, represent's their gods and what does they mean for them and they also express the war, religion and natural conditions
    Sergio Becerra 01169906

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  9. 1) Many of their sculptures may look realistic but some others like sphinxes are less realistic because of the combination of animals and human beings

    2) Sometimes their art does represent their gods and culture like the stetes, they based their sculptures in religion, war and the environment they lived on

    Ian Manuel Hernández A01169722

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  10. 1) Some were realistic and others do not for example the sphinxes were unrealistic because they were the mixture of humans with animals to represent their gods, but they  also had few more realistic statues.
    2)Yes, tells us they had a respect for nature, so much that they used animal parts to represent power, or something symbolic like vision, wisdom, etc. their sculptures also said us that they were very attached to their gods and beliefs.

    Juan Pablo Vela Calderón 1169235

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  11. A01169747
    - Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I think that the sculptures were a mix of real things, like humans or animals but also mixing magic things or mixing animals with humans.
    - Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    Yes, seeing their way to do art we can know about theris gods or the way they see the life.

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  12. A01152903
    Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I think that the had a mixture of realistic and also unrealistic because most of them were humans or animals but some of the were a mixture of a human with an animal that this ones wer unrealistics.
    Does the style of the sculpture tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefes and culture
    Yes like for example in the sculpture the beard represented the pawer of that person and also we can know about their gods because they wanted to represent religious things.

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  13. yes i think that is realistic beacuse all the paintings are based on animals and humans
    - yes because in the paintings we can know things about their gods and the way that they see the life based on the paintings

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  14. Miguel Araiza

    Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?

    R=I think that is a combination they have many realistics, and many non realistics, I prefer to say that is realistic because all the things that they do that are based principally in humans and they are spectacular.

    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?

    R= Yes, the style of the sculpture of Mesopotamia tell us everything, we can see the importance of their gods, religion.

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  15. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?

    I think that for the mesopotamian people was the manner to express their fiction art of combining series of animals and also they used that to tell history about heroes and other things.

    - Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?

    I think that doesn't express something about their religion or their society or their culture because only express animals and that doesn't mean so much to try to think what they live in those days.

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  16. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of mesopotamia?
    They create histories of animal and some heroes and some other things and that tells the story

    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about mesopotamian society, their beliefs and cultures?
    For me the story or the culture of mesopotamia dont express anything because the thing that they do
    With animal or think in heroes and something like that i dont think that express anything.

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  17. 1. I consider realistic because al they sculptures were based in what they saw all the painting,sculptures and pottery are realistic because they were no other way the doubt about the ralistc of that time.
    2.yes, they tell us about their religion also sculputres of the wars they fought and their natural enviorment

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  18. 1.- mi opinión is that they are realistic because some of the sculptures are like humans combined whit animals and i think that they believe in that animals like gods so they tried to combined a god with a human and make this sculptures.

    2.-yes, because like i just write before is that they believe in this animals gods an they combined with humans to worship them.

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  19. 1 I don`t consider realistic the mesopotamian sculptures because the represented what they believed, or were representations of their gods, and these sculptures were a combination of animals and people and that`s not realistic

    2 Yes. The sculptures tell us that they were very religious people and they love their gods, that´s why they made sculptures to honor them.

    Ma. de Lourdes Meixueiro

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  20. 1.-no, because all sculptures are based in gods . the sculptures represent the things that they believe

    2.-yes, because all the sculptures of gods means that they are religious and believe .

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  21. Yes, i consider them sculptures because the represent their gods with half animal, half human



    Yes, because in their sculptures they represent what they believe and dedicate them to their gods

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  22. - Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    - Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
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    1. They are not realistic, they are not proportional. Also they had human parts (faces, legs,hands, etc.)but animals parts too. They represented gods or kings (like Nabuconodosor).
    2.Yes, they tell you about what they believed and their kings. Everything about the sculpture had a meaning like if they had long beards meant that they were powerful and wise.

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  23. 1-yes and No because they msotlyy represented their belifs an example are the sphinxes they made with human head and an winged animal body,but in some cases they did made humans in their sculptures.
    2-they do represented thir belifs, the most easy example of this is the fact that in that specific civilization they belived that beards were a symbol of power and in most of their sculptures they put long beards in males.

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  24. 1) I dont consider mesopotamian sculptures realistic, because, they mix animal and humans in the same body making and representing belives and religion in sculptures. But sometimes they where realistic depending in the different type of representations.
    2)Yes because after all, as all different type of arts, the mesopotamian art was made for purpose or representation of their belives, religion and culture. Style of life and many other different type of representaions of their daily life and society.

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  25. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I think they are not realistic, becasue they are like animal with humans so it can't be real. In some cases they did made humans in their sculptures.

    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    I think yes because mod of the sculptures of gods means that they are religious and believe

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  26. ---Alejandro Garcia Hurtado Ao1370748---

    1- Yes and no the sculptures are mixture that the humans and the god that their believe

    2-Yes,we can see the importance of their gods, religion

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  27. - Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I dont thik their very realistic in some of their sculptures of their gods but on the human sculptures they were very realistic because they made their beards very real.
    - Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    Yes, they tell me that they were very carefull with the details of their wise man and of their gods when doing the sculptures .

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  28. -Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I think the sculptures of the mosepotamic peolple is not as realistic as other cultures, because they dont have movement.
    - Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    ofcourse because all the societies want to expressin them art them culture and them religion.

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  29. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?

    no because the where made with the body of an animal, with wings and with human head

    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?

    yes because it express the important of their gods

    Alejandro Resendiz Ramirez A01370080

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  30. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?

    Moroles because the mixed the reality with fiction , i mean with mythologyc. they sculpted what they belived and in theire religion. but they were beatiful.


    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?

    Yes, beacause their sculpted what theire saw in theire lived an in theire society.

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  31. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I think they are not realistic, becasue they are like animal with humans so it can't be real, but in other sculptures they did humans representations that we can considerated realistic.

    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    Yes, they tell me that they were very carefull with the details of their wise man and of their gods when doing the sculptures and show how they live in some cases.
    Paola Melissa Olvera Velazquez A01370704

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  32. Martin Lira Martinez
    A01169916

    - Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    No, i think that their sculpture were 100% related with their religon and society
    - Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    Yes of course they do that sculptures to their religon and gods

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  33. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I think is not realisticbecause the way they express them self ,this means that everyone who views it will have a different response. Art is meant to provoke an emotional response, so the best way to analyse any art is to try to figure out how it affects you emotionally.


    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    they wanted to do it perfectly is why they are very careful with details

    Mariana Pérez Sáenz A01370308

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  34. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of mesopotamia?
    No because this sculptures and paintings are related to their religion and in almost all the religions this representation of gods are not real

    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    Yes, because as i said in the previous question the paintings are of their gods, society and lifestyle

    Patricio Jose 1370309

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  35. 1.- Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of mesopotamia?

    if I do my very realistic because they take on a form that gives the perspective that they are real.

    2.- Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?

    if they have to do with society and in their sculptures show what they were.

    Daniel Alejandro Gómez Guzmán A01370749

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  36. Do You consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia ?
    I think that the sculptures of the mesopotamians are non realistic art, because they take the body of an animal and they defigurate all the body to represent their gods and lords.

    Does the Mesopotamian sculpture tell you something about mesopotamians culture, beliefs and society?
    I think that the sculptures of the Mesopotamians show exactly what they think, belief or how the society in that times are formated.

    By: JONATHAN TIZON LORENZO. A01370370

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  37. 1. I believe that some of the paintings were realistic because they were animals and humans, but there were some that were not realistic because it was the combination of a person with the body of an animal.

    2. Yes, because they painted in honor of their gods, in their paintings they represented all his beliefs and the way they see life.

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  38. 1-i think that some things were real and other were Mythologyc. they create what they believed. but they were awesome things :D

    2-Yes, because they represent the things that they see and some things of their culture

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  39. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I think that they not are realistic that they are something that they belive or think that exists

    Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    Yes because they represent what it is happen in there mains doing these art

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  41. Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?

    Not really, but it´s because they were the ones who started making human-like sculptures, so they couldn´t had been perfect at the very beginning. Their sculptures didn´t have the same proportions as real people had. But their sculptures were really important for further sculptures to evolve and to be perfectioned.

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  42. de civilization of mesopotamic, was one of the first important civilizations in art, they created the cigurat, and mesopotamic means land betwen two reavers

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  43. - Do you consider as realistic the sculptures of Mesopotamia?
    I really dont consider them realistic because of the sphinxes.

    - Does the style of the sculptures tell you something about Mesopotamian society, their beliefs and culture?
    Yes, it tells you about how their beliefs used to be, for example, the beard means power.

    Andrés Sánchez A01016461

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