Western Art History

Nowadays, it would be unfair to say that the beauty or quality of an art is much better than it was many years ago.  Various techniques used to create art have become much better since the techniques used in the past have been perfected to influence modern and more sophisticated techniques. However, with the invention of new technologies, it’s become much easier to produce art than ever before.

Art is different. What is great about the art is that not everyone has to like it. Some may find a piece not very appealing, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t to someone else.  If we take a look at Anavyssos Kouros from Archaic Greece, we can see this wonderful statue mirrors the cultural ideal of beauty of the time period.

When the Christianity came to Europe, art and cultural ideal have changed dramatically. The earthly body was no longer as important as the heavenly soul…