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So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. 
Creating a concept about a civilization, a person or even a fantasy environment requires some solid background knowledge and learning about past civilizations' art helps in that regards. "'Should I create abstract patterns on the arches and pillars? Would placing a crosses around a minar look out of place?" "No way I do what I want!!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) has several free fully illustrated books about several references. Below are some of MET's Civilization artbooks which are fully illustrated and full of information. But don't hesitate to research more through your own libraries and art galleries! Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites or the links below the images to go directly to the pdf files below the image. 







IslamicWorld teaser by phoenixleo
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ArtOfAncientEgypt cover by phoenixleo
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ArtOfSouthAndSoutheastAsia cover by phoenixleo
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Burghers cover by phoenixleo
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Chinese cover by phoenixleo
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Other helpful MET publications









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That's it for now! Don't forget to browse through MetPublications' vast resources or your own library's resources for more information or inspiration for your works!

Don't forget to share them, fave it, bookmark it and spread it around! :love:
Take care! :huggle:


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Resources for Artists: Art of Civilizations Past. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) has some excellent resources that artists can use for inspiration or resource for their work. Don't forget to share them, fave it, bookmark it and spread it around! You can submit it to your group if you want! :love: More will come soon!
Take care!:huggle:
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3laughingladies Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is so kind of you to add this for your fellow artists. Thank you!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
You're welcome!
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funnytime111 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOL! Chris Hemsworth at the end just made my day... :iconadamomgwantplz:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
:giggle:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG~I've read 6 of these~
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:clap:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ALL HAIL NERD POWA! XD
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:giggle:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
What made you decide to have that username? :noes:
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