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AP Art History


Ch.2 Art of the ancient near east (ver. --August 2011)


What I need to know!”

□□I know the definition of these terms and how they relate to the development of Egyptian art: ___Mesopotamia ___Neolithic ___Lamassu ___reliefs ___ziggurat ___Sumeria ___Stele ___Akkadian ___lyre ___Hammurabi ___Gudea ___lapis lazuli ___Babylonian ___cuneiform ___cella ___city-state ___cylinder seal ___frieze ___ground line ___hierarchy of scale ___register ___votive offering

□□ I can understand the cultural changes in the Neolithic Revolution as they relate to the art and architecture.
□□ I can explain the concept of civilization and the importance of Sumer in the ancient Near East.
□□ I can describe the artistic materials, techniques, subject matter, styles and conventions developed in the ancient Near East.

□□I can explain the development of a counting system that leads to an evolution of writing and reading in Sumer.

□□I can explain how the first city states, city planning, and organized religion occurred in Sumer and are reflected in the art and architecture.
□□I can evaluate the stylistic and formal visual aspects of Mesopotamian art and its iconography.
□□I can identify cultures that ruled the Mesopotamian regions throughout early history.

□□I can identify different media and materials used in Mesopotamian art.

□□I can evaluate architecture in different civilizations in Near Eastern cultures.

□□I can critically evaluate the role of art and power in different near eastern civilizations from this period.

□□I can explain how ancient Near Eastern ideas about religion are depicted in Sumerian sculpture, seals, and funerary objects.
□□I can explore how art is used to express political ideas of kingship and territory in the ancient Akkadian and Neo-Sumerian cultures.
□□I can explore the Code of Hammurabi, how it is expressed in art and why it contributes to cultural understanding in the ancient Near East.
□□I can identify all the works listed for the ancient Near East unit CAN (Title, Artist if known, Date or Period, and Location).
□□I can examine the ideas conveyed in the images of the Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, and Persian art, especially as they convey the concept of power.

□□I can compare the architecture of the Neo-Sumerian ziggurat with the city of Babylon and the fabled “Tower of Babel" and discuss the different materials used.

□□I can discuss now the location, extent, and impact of Persian Empire on the art and culture of the ancient Near East.

□□I can Identify hallmarks of Persian culture and style in art and architecture.

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