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Lecture Notes for ART 2385 - Surv Hist West Art with Glynn at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Note
Professor:Glynn
Class:ART 2385 - Surv Hist West Art
Subject:Art and Art History
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
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Keywords:
  • Connoisseur
  • Moral Imperatives
  • Calligraphy
  • Sentimental
  • Foreshortening
  • Personification
  • Confrontation
  • Social Conventions
  • Distinction
  • Traditional
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Required Works: Tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi (6.73) [descriptive title] c. 221-209 BC [date] Chinese (Qin?) Han Dynasty [culture/period/style] Terracotta, life-size figures, Lintong, near Xi 'an, Shaanxi, China "In the tombs from which our knowledge of Ran art is almost entirely derived, Daoist and Confucian elements appear side by side ... Little models of buildings and statuettes of attendants and animals hark back to the ancient practice of immolating the living to accompany the dead into the afterlife. The megalomaniac first Qin emperor, an implacable enemy of the Confucians, had been buried in 209 BC with a vast bodyguard of clay warriors, of which more than 500 with 24 horses were brought to light in 1974, when one of the gateway chambers of his tomb at Lintong, Shaanxi, was excavated. Partly cast and partly modelled - the detachable heads and hands were modelled individually - these life-size figures in unglazed terracotta stand at the beginning of a long tradition of human ...

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