Artists sand architects put together not only what a work of art or architecture looks like, but how a person is to experience product. This idea is called “manipulation of space”. 8 works of art and architecture from different periods that show “Manipulation of space”
Woman from Willendorf, a relief sculpture from Austria from about 22,000 to 21,000 BCE was the artist’s conception of fertility and health. The figure has exaggerated the female figure by having very large breasts and a large stomach. Those attributes would make the child very healthy and strong. The purpose of this object to a respective culture is that the object would be a way to hope for healthiness and fertility so that their clan can prosper and succeed. We might interpret today what the purpose of the object is today as the object is a votive, or an object those people would pray to.
The Ziggurats in uruk around 3100BC were “man made mountains”. They were huge stepped structures with a temple or a shrine on the top of it. Only the high priests were allowed to go to the top. The Ziggurat functioned as a claim to wealth and power of the city’s rulers. It also functioned as a Meeting place for humans and their gods. This function communicated its purpose to its culture by bringing a connection between the people and their god and also showing the power that their society had. We would interpret this function today as a place where high priests use to pray to their respective gods.
The lion gate at hattusha a relief sculpture from Anatolia around 1400BC was set at the entrance of a city. There are two seven foot lions set at the entrance of the city. The Lions Gates function were supposed to represent strength and protection. The purpose of the lion gates to its respective culture is that they represent the strength of the society as a whole also the Hittites believed that lions never slept. We would interpret that function today that...