- 400 C.E. Ancient Cultures
Humans have been making art for tens of thousands of years, long before there was writing. Why was Egyptian art obsessed with death? Why did the ancient Greeks seek the perfect human form? How did the ancient Romans use art as state propaganda? Why was the naturalism of ancient Greek and Roman art abandoned with the rise of Christianity? This topic explores the art of the ancient world, from the Venus of Willendorf to a 6th-Century Chinese Bodhisattva.


  1. Prehistoric Prehistoric
  2. Ancient Near East Ancient Near East
  3. Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt
  4. Ancient Greece Ancient Greece
  5. Ancient Rome Ancient Rome
  6. Buddhist Art Buddhist Art