Visual History of the World

(CONTENTS)
 

 


HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION & CULTURE

From Prehistoric to Romanesque  Art
Gothic Art
Renaissance  Art
Baroque and Rococo Art
The Art of Asia
Neoclassicism, Romanticism  Art
Art Styles in 19th century
Art of the 20th century
Artists that Changed the World
Design and Posters
Photography
Classical Music
Literature and Philosophy

Visual History of the World
Prehistory
First Empires
The Ancient World
The Middle Ages
The Early Modern Period
The Modern Era
The World Wars and Interwar Period
The Contemporary World

Dictionary of Art and Artists

 




First Empires

ca. 7000 B.C. - 200 A.D.


 


The Middle East was the cradle of mankind's first advanced civilizations. In Egypt and the Fertile Crescent, which extends in an arc from the north of the Arabian Peninsula east through Palestine to Mesopotamia, the first state structures emerged in parallel with the further development of animal husbandry, agriculture, trade, and writing. The first great empires, such as those of the Egyptian pharaohs, the Babylonians, the Assyrians, and the Persians, evolved at the beginning of the third millennium B.C., out of small communities usually clustered around a city. Similar development also occurred on the Indian subcontinent and in China, where quite distinct early advanced civilizations took shape as well.


 


The golden mask of Tutankhamun, a jewel of ancient Egyptian artwork,
 showing the pharaoh in a ceremonial robe decorated with the heraldic animals, the vulture and cobra, ca. 1340 B.C.

 


see also text


KING SOLOMON "Song of Songs"


 


Syria and Palestine
 


3000-332 B.C.
 



 


The Early Israelites and the Kingdoms of David and Solomon
 

 


Bathsheba
 

 


David and Bathsheba, Rafaello, c 1515

 


Francesco Hayez

 


Bathsheba Receiving David's Letter, Jan Steen, 1659.

 


Jan Steen,  Bathsheba After the Bath

 


Bathsheba with King David's Letter, 1659 by Govert Flinck

 


Bathsheba at the Bath, by Carlo Maratta

 


Giuseppe Bartolomeo Chiari

 


After Luca Giordano, 1705

 


Sebastiano Ricci

 

Sebastiano Ricci
 

Jan van Scorel, Landscape with Bathsheba

 


Bathsheba at her Toilet, Jan Gerritsz van Bronckhorst

 


David and Bathsheba,
Marc Chagall, 1956

 


David and Bathsheba, 
Gustave Adolphe Mossa

 


David and Bathsheba, by
Fuchs Ernst

 


Homage to Rembrandt: Bathsheba, by Patricia Watwood

 


Philip Wilson Steer

 


"He saw a woman washing herself", (over Ein Karem, Jerusalem)
from "A Powerful Series of Paintings of King David,"
Schwebel, 1996,
Jewish Heritage Online Monthly, January 2000.

 


He Saw a Woman Washing Herself, (over New York)
from "A Powerful Series of Paintings of King David,"
Schwebel, 1999, Jewish Heritage Online Monthly, January 2000.

 

 

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