Art & Music App Greek & Roman art

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Art & Music Appreciation Greek and Roman Art

The art and ancient culture of Greece is termed

Classical

The essence of classical art is in its

balance of rational thought with the emotional nature of man

The shapes, proportions and styles they chose as ideal were generally based on the nature of man.

Greek Art

ideal

Greeks strived for "perfect"

capital

types of Greek columns - 3 of them are doric, ionic, corinthian

pilaster

half-columns attached to the wall

fresco

a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster - in Italy wall frescoes were preserved when they were covered with ash from erupted volcanoes

mosaic

art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

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