Ancient Andean Textiles
Lecture no. 34 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Shift your attention to Andean textiles. These masterpieces combined amazing technical virtuosity with supreme aesthetic taste. You’ll be amazed by the labor that went into these luxurious pieces, yet what’s most striking here is that abstract art—a modern innovation in Western art—was developed in the Andes more than 1,000 years ago.