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great stupa

150-50 bce
kinda mound things under which buddha was memorialized. had reliquaries like in catholic churches during the byzantine times
do not go inside though. just go around the outside.
has art shit on the gates leading in. gorgeous

2

chinese art charicteristics

-general ideology of mastering a craft
-daoism/confucianism
-jade carving
-silk
-preoccupation with tradition

3

covered guang with tiger owl decor

shang dynasty, 13 century cast bronze, not lost wax, not mold, mastery of craft

4

terra cotta soldiers

8000 individual unique terra cotta soldiers guard the tomb of shihuangdi. created in 210bce

demonstrates a Lot of effort and dedication to craft

5

travelers among mountains and streams

you gotta look really hard to find the actual travelers because most of the image is just nature. meant to symbolize the insignificance of man to nature
11th century ce

6

japanese Art charicteristics

aristocratic mostly. the japanese were much more free in their art, since they had water to defend them (like the aegeans???)
hierarchal
i dunno

7

haniwa

"circle of clay" usually built many to be guardian figures around tombs. stood in circles

8

tale of genji

first written novel, tales aristocrats, feel of somber nostalgia, written by lady murasaki

9

olmec art charicteristics

shaman
masquerading
spiritualism
human sacrifice
themes of death

10

Indian art characteristics

-erotic/voluptuous
-balance of opposites
-decorated utilitarian objects
-buddhism
-cane fresco
-interaction of creco/roman around 3rd century
-mendhi