Societies whose arts and culture were closely connected with the celebration of religious ancestor worship, include several from the ancient of the Mediterranean area - see, for instance, (2600-1100 BCE) - as well as from Japan, China, Korea, SE Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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It is an often held complaint that art galleries don't show enough works by  (for example).

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But the Eastern Orthodox brand of Christianity (unlike its counterpart in Rome), did not allow 3-D artworks like statues or high reliefs, believing they glorified the human aspect of the flesh rather than the divine nature of the spirit.

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The winged man, the winged lion, the winged ox, and the eagle became in Christian art symbols for the Four Evangelists, but in the context of the Santa Pudenziana mosaic, they define the realm as outside earthly time and space or as the heavenly realm.

The creation and nature of Christian art were directly impacted by these moments.

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Post-modernist art typically employs new media and materials, stresses the importance of 'communication' from artist to audience and seeks to renew the big question: '' Much of this is reflected in contemporary art forms such as , , , , and , as well as avant-garde works by Damien Hirst (see ), Gilbert and George, the environmental 'artists' Christo and Joanne-Claude, and the nude installationist Spencer Tunick.

Christian art was difficult to track.

See, for instance, the 11th century (1017-29) in India, the 12th century (1115-45) in Cambodia, and the famous 17th century Taj Mahal (1632-54) - all of which are outstanding examples of non-Christian religious architecture.

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While the halo would become a standard convention in Christian art to demarcate sacred figures, the origins of this convention can be found in imperial representations like the image of Theodosius.

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Hindu art was influenced by the younger Buddhist art, until Buddhism faded around 950 CE century partly as a result of the growing influence of Islam (and Islamic art) in parallel with Hinduism.

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But Buddhist iconography used in arts like sculpture, varies according to region: in Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia), Theravada traditions encourage images of Buddha in mediating or reclining positions; in central Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, Bhutan, Vietnam, Afghanistan), Mahayana traditions have led to a wider range of representations, including different Buddhas, saints, bodhisattvas and other deities.

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In the same year, Damien Hirst, one of the , sells works worth £111 million at Sotheby's in London.
While prices for contemporary art plummet, Warhol's 1963 silkscreen print , reportedly sells for $100 million to an anonymous buyer.
The sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, sells for $104.5 million.
(1999) a photo by Andreas Gursky, is sold for a world record $4.3 million.
Picasso becomes firmly established as the most valuable of all when his Cubist picture (1955) sells at Christie's New York for $179 million.