posted by TOAD .
I have a writing assignment to do I need some reference points.
"Art is a window into culture"
This is a good place to start. It's about 17th and 18th century Russian art and culture. Once you read this and understand the connections between a culture and its various types of art (all of which reflect the culture), then you should explore other cultures and the art produced during different time periods. For example ...
~~5th century BC Athens
~~1st century BC Rome
~~Medieval Italy, especially from Rome north
~~various dynasties in ancient Egypt
~~various dynasties in ancient China
etc., etc., etc.
To explore other cultures:
1. Go to http://www.google.com
2. Type in art culture ancient greece (or whatever search terms you need).
3. Press the Enter key.
4. Read different search results until you find what you need.
5. Refine your search terms; search again.