Category: Art History with Sylvester

The Toreador Fresco and the Palace of Knossos

Today, Sylvester is going to tell us about the Toreador Fresco and the Palace of Knossos.  That’s right, the one with the Minotaur from ancient Greek mythology.  Did you know the palace there actually exists?! Up until the late 1800’s, almost everything …

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The Palette of King Narmer

Egyption art is seemingly always high quality, and that’s because it was created for purposes sacred to the culture. Most of what we still have is from the tombs of kings, buried with them to ensure that they moved on …

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The Royal Standard of Ur

Today, Sylvester is going to tell us about the Royal Standard of Ur!  What is a royal standard, you might ask?  Is that the royal way in which Ur is to behave?  Sylvester insists that’s not quite it. Actually, Ur …

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Hall of the Bulls

Welcome to Art History with Sylvester!  Sylvester says: Humans have been communicating with art and imagery since the stone ages…and, well, they even used stone.  The cave paintings are filled with stories. The Hall of the Bulls is located in …

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