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  Greek Art
The vision the classical Greek idea was that society functions best if all citizens are equal and free to shape their lives and share in running their state: in a word, democracy.
This is an essential difference between the Greeks and all previous societies, which stressed that good behavior must be enforced upon men by the threat of retribution from outside, superhuman forces.
By banishing the flesh, the art of the East became mystical and supernatural; fantastic figures with multiple hands, arms, and breasts, whirling in ecstasy, were symbols of spiritual truth.
www.artchive.com /artchive/G/greek.html   (1420 words)

  Greek Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
Greek artists were the first to establish mimesis (imitation of nature) as a guiding principle for art, even as Greek philosophers debated the intellectual value of this approach.
The repeated depiction of the nude human figure in Greek art reflects Greek humanism—a belief that 'Man is the measure of all things,' in the words of Greek philosopher Protagoras.
During the Geometric period the Greeks came into closer contact with cultures of the Near East, and traders and artisans from Phoenicia (along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea) settled in parts of Greece itself.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561691/Greek_Art_and_Architecture.html   (1143 words)

  Greek Art - LoveToKnow 1911
The three arts of architecture, sculpture and painting were brought by them into a focus; and by their aid they produced a visible splendour of public life such as has perhaps been nowhere else attained.
With the Renaissance attention was directed to the extant remains of Greek and Roman art; as early as the 15th century collections of ancient sculpture,coins and gems began to be formed in Italy; and in the 16th the enthusiasm spread to Germany and France.
It is the rule in the history of art that innovations and technical progress are shown earlier in the case of painting than in that of sculpture, a fact easily explained by the greater ease and rapidity of the brush compared with the chisel.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Greek_Art   (17132 words)

 Greek Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
Greek Art and Architecture, the art and architecture of Greece and the Greek colonies dating from about 1100 bc to the 1st century bc.
Greek art is characterized by the representation of living beings.
Greek art and architecture are customarily divided into periods reflecting changes in style.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561691/Greek_Art_and_Architecture.html   (1282 words)

 Greek Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
Despite this conflict, the 5th century, often called the Classical period, is usually considered the culmination of Greek art, architecture, and drama, with its highest achievements being the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the Parthenon in Athens, and the plays of Athenian dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.
Greek city-states, above all Sparta, Thebes, and a resurgent Athens, engaged in almost constant warfare until 338 bc, when Philip II of Macedonia and his young son Alexander defeated the Greeks, finally ending the era of powerful independent city-states.
Greek architecture begins with the simple houses of the Dark Age and culminates in the monumental temples of the Classical period and the elaborately planned cities and sanctuaries of the Hellenistic period.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561691_2/Greek_Art_and_Architecture.html   (1703 words)

 ArtLex on Greek Art
Making generalizations about the visual culture of any group of people is a crude endeavor, especially with a culture as diverse as the Greeks'.
GreekArch is a resource for the study of art and archaeology of Greece and its provinces.
muses, mythology, neoclassicism, Nike, numismatics, Renaissance, Roman art, UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, and UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects.
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 Ancient Greek Art & Architecture
Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful.They also had a political purpose as they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride, or offer thanksgiving to the patron deity of a city for success in war.
Erechtheum - temple from the middle classical period of Greek art and architecture, built on the Acropolis of Athens between 421 and 405BC.
The Greeks made little use of the order; the chief example is the circular structure at Athens known as the choragic monument of Lysicrates (335 B.C.).
www.ancientgreece.com /art/art.htm   (730 words)

 Ancient/Classical History: Greek and Roman art
Roman art during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire was practically identical with the Etruscan art of its past, however, a symbolic art instead of artistic true to form as compared to Greek art.
Art was not just the art of the emperors, senators, and aristocracy, but of all the peoples of Rome's enormous empire, including middle-class businessmen, freedmen, slaves, and soldiers in Italy and the provinces.
Greek statues embellished Hellenistic landscape gardening on the Palatine or in the villas, or were imitated in Roman sculpture yards by Greek slaves.
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 Greek Art - Crystalinks
Greek pottery is frequently signed, sometimes by the potter or the master of the pottery, but only occasionally by the painter.
Greek sculpture, often in the form of Roman copies, was immensely influential during the Italian Renaissance, and remained the ³classic² model for European sculpture until the advent of modernism in the late 19th century.
But among the Greeks themselves the two works of Pheidias which far outshone all others, and were the basis of his fame, were the colossal figures in gold and ivory of Zeus at Olympia and of Athena Parthenos at Athens, both of which belong to about the middle of the 5th century.
www.crystalinks.com /greekart.html   (4178 words)

 Ancient Greecek - Ancient Greece Art
Greek art and architecture has lasting influence with its simplicity and reasonableness on the history of Western civilization and art.
Classical period of ancient Greek history is fixed between 480 B.C., when the Greeks began to come into conflict with the kingdom of Persia to the east and 338 B.C., when Philip II of Macedonia with son Alexander defeated the Greeks.
This represents the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of whatever ethnicity, and from the political dominance of the city-state to that of larger monarchies.
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/ancient/anc_greek.htm   (1583 words)

 Greek Tragedy - Greek art National Review - Find Articles
Greek tragedy is supposed to evoke pity and terror in the face of divine retribution.
As for Greek religion, it is associated with the word "mystery," which meant a ritualized drama to be viewed by initiates of a "mystery" cult.
The self-confidence of the Greeks in the power of their own minds to figure it all out is likewise reflected in the other two-thirds of Greek art at the Met: the huge bell-shaped bowls, called kraters.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_9_51/ai_54516247   (926 words)

 Looking at Greek Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
We react to them as art, but they are also artifacts, objects that were meant to be used in the real world and that were not made for sitting in a case in a museum.
While heroic nudity was the norm in Greek art (and in the gymnasia of everyday life), nude youths and women were not found on the battlefields.
Detached spectators such as these are a rare phenomenon outside of Greek art, but they provided a cue for the ancient Greek viewer of the vase as to the norms of behavior and sentiment towards mythological stories about their past or to news about their present.
www.stthomas.edu /magazine/showarticle.cfm?ArticleID=2061075255   (1103 words)

 Greek art. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
From the vase paintings some reconstruction of the Greek school of mural painting is possible.
Greek and Roman artists produced these copies of former masterpieces for private patrons or the Roman state, and most of our knowledge of classical Greek art is derived from them.
Although the inventive originality of Greek culture declined at this time, its influence remained of paramount importance during the Roman and Byzantine periods, and has continued to be an inspiring force throughout the history of Western culture.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/Greekart.html   (992 words)

 Art History at Loggia | Exploring Ancient Greek Art
Greek artists achieved a level of sophistication that is arguably unmatched by any other contemporary civilization in the West.
Indeed, it is easy to see why ancient Greek art has been a paradigm for artists throughout the ages - with its emphasis on order, harmony, and balance, as well as a focus on celebrating and idealizing the human figure, Greek art captured a moment of beauty for all eternity.
The ancient Romans were influenced heavily by Greek art, and in time Renaissance painters, architects, and sculptors rediscovered the glories of Greece (and Rome).
www.loggia.com /art/ancient/greece.html   (456 words)

 The Golden Section in Greek art
Pythagoras (560-480 BC), the Greek geometer, was especially interested in the Golden Section, and proved that it was the basis for the proportions of the human figure.
This was the period of her most beautiful art and architecture, and some of her wisest thinkers besides.
The great creations of the Greek sculptors are considered as the standards of human beauty and the samples of a harmonic body.
milan.milanovic.org /math/english/golden/golden4.html   (1250 words)

 Ancient Art Collections - Greek, Roman, Chinese, Egyptian
The ancient Near Eastern collection represents the art of ancient Mesopotamia, Persia, the Levant, Syria, and Anatolia and covers a period of 2,500 years, beginning around 3000 BC with the rise of Mesopotamian civilization.
The outstanding collection of ancient Greek art illustrates the history and culture of Greece from the Cycladic to the Hellenistic period (ca.
The most treasured objects in the collection of ancient Roman art at the Walters are the seven sarcophagi from the tomb of the prominent Licinian and Calpurnian families in Rome.
www.thewalters.org /works_of_art/ancient_art_greek_roman_egyptian_chinese.aspx   (313 words)

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The recorded laws of the ancient Greeks are very patriarchial so it is somewhat surprising that women are displayed as frequently and as respectfully as they are.
Answer: the Art of Ancient Greece are objects and images produced by ancient Greeks that represent their highest ideals of beauty, ethics, religion and culture.
Some of the most popular art objects include Greek art such as the Venus de de Milo at the Louvre, The Parthenon in Athens, the Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre, and the Discobulous by Myron in the Vatican.
www.lycos.com /info/greek-sculpture--greek-art.html   (417 words)

Greek clothing was made out of three types of materials.
Drapery in Greek culture did not fold crisply like Egyptian folds fell and the linen was not as stiff as the linen used in Egypt.
Greek garments were essentially the same for men and women and were not shaped or fitted to the body but draped on the body in soft folds.
www.cwu.edu /~robinsos/ppages/resources/Costume_History/greek.htm   (691 words)

 Greek Art
Chances are, when you visualize "Greek Art" in your mind, you think of what is generally referred to as the Classical period.
The most complete form of Greek painting that has survived throughout the ages is that of vase painting.
The serpents had been sent by the gods who favored the Greeks in the war against Troy tp punish Laocoon who tried to warn his countrymen about the danger of bringing the Greeks' Wooden Horse into the walls of their city.
www.angelfire.com /art/historygirl/greek.html   (1903 words)

 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Greek artists used narratives, or stories, and made many portraits and other representational subjects.
Greek sculpture portrayed gods and goddesses as well as mortal humans.
Over the centuries, Greek artists became better at showing their subjects in more active poses, and more lifelike as well.
www.sanford-artedventures.com /study/g_greek.html   (160 words)

 Ancient Greek Art, Sculptures, Paintings, Mosaics
Greek Art was discovered during Renaissance and became the standard in Art until the 19
Greek sculptures were different from what we usually see today from the copies or originals that survived.
Greek sculptures were painted and these two arts sculpture and painting were combined together to increase the reality.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Arts/Arts.htm   (736 words)

 Investing in Art - Greek Art and Paintings
Many of our clients are art lovers, own collections or investing in art, specifically in Greek art, and are actively buying and selling in the art markets all over the world.
In their art quest they require someone who understands and appreciates the significance and pleasure of investing in Greek art of high value.
As a result, we are now offering varying degrees of services related to Greek art and we are actively helping many investors to build their collections.
www.greekshares.com /artinvest.asp   (328 words)

 Art History 300: Greek Art and Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Art History / Classics 300/700, Greek Art and Archaeology, considers the art and architecture of the Greek world from the Bronze Age (3d millennium BC) to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.
And we will look at the material culture of ancient Greece in its wider perspective: at the relationships between Greeks and their neighbors both in the earliest periods of Greek art in the Geometric and Orientalizing periods, and later as the Greeks come to dominate the eastern Mediterranean politically and culturally.
Another main resource for this class is Perseus, a multimedia database of Greek art, archaeology, literature etc. available on the Web (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu, at Tufts University in Massachusetts; or a mirror site at the University of Chicago, http://perseus.uchicago.edu/hopper).
www.wisc.edu /arth/ah300/description.html   (1866 words)

 Art 208 - Greek Art & Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This course surveys the art of the Greeks from the historical origins to at least the early Roman imperial period (ca.
In architecture, we will study the classic expressions of Greek architecture in their stylistic unity and variety, especially in the way the buildings serve different functions with a limited language of building parts.
Greek art provides a particularly rich deposit of material for this contrast because of the wealth of parallel information about the society and the use of art and the inherent excellence of the artistic expression.
people.hws.edu /tinkler/art208.html   (928 words)

 Greek Art - History for Kids!
Greek art is mainly in four forms: architecture, sculpture, painting, and painted pottery.
We have very little Greek painting from the Classical period; most of what we have is from the Bronze Age.
Greek Art and Archaeology (3rd Edition), by John G. Pedley (2002) This is NOT a children's book, but it has a lot of good information and is pretty readable.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/art/greekart.htm   (344 words)

 Greek and Roman Art
A study of Greek painting, sculpture and architecture from the Cycladic to the Hellenistic period, and an examination of Roman Art from the Etruscan age to the beginning of Christian Art.
In your paper define the limits of the topic you are considering, clarify the issues surrounding the topic with respect to the relationship between art and science, comment on the scholarly problems involved, and offer some original incite into the topic.
Students are individually responsible for visiting the Fogg Art Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum, Rhode Island Museum of Art and the Worcester Art Museum.
www.uml.edu /Dept/History/ArtHistory/dlgreek.htm   (1183 words)

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