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Title: Greek Art Author: Ethan Levine Last modified by: Mark Oaks Created Date: 9/19/2007 1:28:09 AM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Greek Art


1
Greek Art
  • The Classical Ideal

2
The Painted Ladies
3
The Painted Ladies
  • Possibly sculpted on Crete 640-620 B.C.E.
  • Very small
  • Not much emotion
  • Not particularly Greek
  • Paint wears off over time

4
View the next slide and write down the following
about Greek Art
  • Describe what you see.
  • What adjectives would you use to describe the
    style of it and why?

5
Kouros
6
Kouros
  • Kouros youth
  • Used by Homer to refer to young soldiers
  • 590-580 B.C.E.
  • Prime of mans life (18-21)
  • 100 survive
  • Stiff posture
  • Votive offerings in sanctuaries
  • Funerary monuments

7
Kore
  • Kore female counterpart of Kouros
  • Serene
  • Not walking forward
  • Behind the man

8
View the next slide and write down the following
about Greek Art
Compare the sculpture here to the first one you
looked at. What is similar? What is different?
9
Critian (Kritios) Boy
10
Critian (Kritios) Boy
  • 480 B.C.E.
  • More relaxed than Kouros
  • Athletic
  • Artist understands different body parts
  • Hes smiling!

11
  • Heres another example of a sculptor trying to
    capture a figure in nature.

12
Zeus with Thunderbolt
13
Zeus with Thunderbolt
  • 460 B.C.E.
  • Caught at moment of pause
  • Shows potential for power
  • Athletic
  • Realistic

14
Discobolus
  • Famous Roman marble copy of a lost Greek bronze
    original
  • Completed during the height of the Classical
    Period between 460-450 B.C.E.

15
What are common style qualities or adjectives
across all the pieces youve seen? How do you see
the Greek Ideals ?
16
Elements of Greek Art
  • 4 Key Elements of Greek Art
  • Order
  • Balance
  • Symmetry
  • Proportion
  • Other Qualities
  • Idealized human form
  • Illustrated Greek Ideals

17
Lets look at the following examples of Greek
architecture
  • Describe what you see.
  • What adjectives would you use to describe the
    style of it and why?
  • How do you think these images relate to the Greek
    Ideals?

18
Parthenon at The Acropolis in Athens 448-438
B.C.E.
19
Present-Day View of the Acropolis of Athens
20
Greek architecture featured two types of columns.
How do they differ?
21
APOLLO
Sculptures Temples Were Originally Painted
22
Look at this Greek Pottery. What do these all
have in common?
23
When you read Homer in English you may recognize
some of the scenes from The Odyssey.
24
Purposes for Greek Pottery
hold the ashes of the deceased
drink wine
store wine and other things
found in ancient Greek tombs
25
But..
  • By mid 5th century (remember the Golden Age of
    Greece) pottery was on decline as an art form
  • Curved pot did not enable 3D shapes and
    perspective
  • Died out by 320 B.C.E.

26
So, lets wrap up.. How does Greek Art Mirror
Society?
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