Clues from the Past

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The turbulent, emotional Romantic spirit and the art that it inspired held no fascination for artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. He strove for order and restraint in every drawing and painting he...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Amédée-David, the Comte de Pastoret</em> by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
A brief essay focusing on Bell Krater. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Bell Krater</em>
A brief essay focusing on Branch Road at Motomachi, Totsuka. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Branch Road at Motomachi, Totsuka</em> by Hiroshige
This sculpture of Ganesha, Hinduism's Lord of Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles, posed mid-dance, is sure to amuse with his oversized elephant head and rotund belly. Includes classroom applications.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Dancing Ganesha</em>
These brief essays focus on Grave Guardian Beast and Bwa Butterfly Mask. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Grave Guardian Beast</em> and <em>Bwa Butterfly Mask</em>
This small earthenware sculpture was used in an important ritual which was enacted by the ancient people of the Nayarit region of West Mexico and is still performed by people elsewhere in Mexico...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Model of a Pole Dance Scene</em>
This colorful mummy case was made for the doorkeeper from the temple of Amun and is decorated with a variety of images associated with rebirth; including the scarab beetle; the hawk-headed god Horus...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Mummy Case of Paankhenamun</em>
The idealized human face is a subject of special attention for Baule sculptors. Among the most highly regarded Baule art forms are stylized portrait masks, such as this one, called ndoma....
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Portrait Mask of a Woman (Ndoma)</em>
Excerpted from the teacher manual Telling Images: Stories in Art this chapter focuses on the Royal Altar Tusk which was created in mid-19th century Nigeria. Includes information...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Royal Altar Tusk</em>
A brief essay focusing on the Royal Emblem Stone. Includes translation of the Royal Emblem Stone, Maya Heroglyphs, and calendar.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Royal Emblem Stone</em>
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