It is rated as zoomorphic to what it presents appearance of animal. The term comes from zoomorphos, a word from the Greek language.
Somewhat zoomorphic, therefore, it has a shape that refers to some kind of fauna. The zoomorphic sculptures, for example, were common in different cultures of the Antiquity.
Religious figures have been found, amulets and other objects with zoomorphic characteristics in various regions of the world. In many museums, in fact, zoomorphic pieces of sculpture are preserved.
The National Museum of Fine Arts of ArgentinaTo mention one case, it houses several zoomorphic sculptures from pre-Columbian times. Among them are elements attributed to the call culture of the Ciénaga, which developed in northwestern Argentina in the first centuries of our era.
In areas of the Iberian Peninsula zoomorphic manifestations made in stone. The experts recognized creations reminiscent of wild boars, pigs and bulls, whose origins would go back to the Second Iron Age.
It is important to mention that there are zoomorphic products designed for different purposes and utilities. exist zoomorphic vessels, zoomorphic vessels, zoomorphic bottles and other kinds of zoomorphic vessels that were used by their creators.
The zoomorphic architectureMeanwhile, it is characterized by taking animals as inspiration when developing an architectural design. It is said that the Incas devised Cuzco (or Cusco), the capital of his empire, shaped like Cougar.
Much closer in the weather, the Spanish Santiago Calatrava took as a basis the wings of a bird for the construction of a new pavilion of the Milwaukee Art Museum, in United States. East zoomorphic building was inaugurated in 2001.