Aztec Art

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Aztecs had many types of art and artists like stone-workers, who carved statues; scribes, who painted pictograms; potters, who would make pots for various things; and feather-workers, who would create beautiful head dresses among other things.

The stone-workers would create statues from rocks and would create objects made from green jade, black obsidian, and transparent crystals. Stone-workers were trained from an early age and the skills they learned were passed on from worker to worker. To carve a statue they would use simple tools made out of wood, rock and bone.

The scribes would draw the pictograms that would record events. First the scribe would sketch a rough outline, then they would add the details. The Aztecs would use vegetables, insects, shells, and minerals to create colors and oil could be added to make colours brighter.

The feathers that were used for elaborate things such as a headdress which were made from tropical birds. The feathers were worked into designs. The Aztec feather workers would make clothing out of feathers from all sorts of tropical birds for nobility and royalty.

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    paige said,

    Wow there are great! but look hard to make.

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    karolona said,

    These are great but looks hard to make loke paige said but they are fantastic i think i am going to have a go to make one at home.

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    cameron said,

    thay are really good aztec pictures

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    Harjun said,

    They are really detailed. The people that made these have an amazing talent!

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    simran said,

    I think the Aztec art is beautiful I love it!

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    ismaeel said,

    Most of the aztec’s art has eyes in it

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    aarondeep said,

    I loved all the pictures but my favourite was the aztec temple.

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    Bismah 4m said,

    All of the Aztec arts are really colourfull and i tnink they are exquisite!!! 🙂 😉 😀

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