Maya Civilization Project

What was the purpose for the Mayans to create their artwork?

By: Anokhi T.

Mayan Paintings

Mayan murals that were plastered on walls and temples were very realistic. The subjects in the artwork went into great detail about what was happening in the picture. This gave scientists great information about the Mayan costumes, musical instruments, spiritual rituals, warfare, and methods of human sacrifices.

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Mayan Sculptures

Maya artwork was influenced by religion because the kings/rulers wanted to be remembered in history. The carvings were done in buildings, houses, and temples. One of the popular Mayan sculptures was Stela, which were stone slabs with writings and artwork on them.
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Mayan Writings

Mayan writings were done in book form and written on leather or bark paper. The books contained a lot of symbols and drawings. These books are considered to be delicate works of art.
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Citations for Writings

Mayan Paintings:"Maya Art History.".Maya Inca Aztec (M.I.A.), n.d. Web. 27 Aug. 2015. http://mayaincaaztec.com/religion.html.

Mayan Sculptures:"Maya Civilization Art." Ducksters. TSI (Technological Solutions, Inc.), Aug. 2015. Web. 27 Aug. 2015. http://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/art.php.

Mayan Writings:"Maya Civilization Art." Ducksters. TSI (Technological Solutions, Inc.), Aug. 2015. Web. 27 Aug. 2015. http://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/art.php.

Citations For Pictures

Picture for Mayan Paintings: "Maya Civilization:Art." Ducksters. TSI (Technological Solutions, Inc.), , Aug. 2015. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. http://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/art.php.

Picture For Mayan Sculptures:"Maya Civilization:Art." Ducksters. TSI (Technological Solutions, Inc.), , Aug. 2015. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. http://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/art.php.

Picture For Mayan Writings:"Ancient Maya Civilization." Yuctan Adventure. N.p., Sept. 2008. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. http://www.yucatanadventure.com.mx/maya_civilization.htm.