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, by
Lucas Cranach, 1526.

 


Gentileschi Artemisia

 


Gentileschi Artemisia

 


Bathsheba receiving David's letter, by Willem Drost

 


Bathsheba by
Karl Brullov

 


Bathsheba at Her Bath by
Rembrandt van Rijn, 1654.

 


Rembrandt van Rijn

 


Jan Massys

 


David and Bathsheba , by
Jan Massys , 1562 Louvre

 


Solimena Francesco, Bathing Bathsheba

 


Peter Paul Rubens, Bathsheba at the Fountain

 


Cornelis van Hearlem

 


Hans Memling
 

Bathsheba , 1570s by Giovanni Battista Naldini

 


Jacopo Zucchi

 


The Toilet of Bathsheba, 1643
Rembrandt van Rijn

 

 

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