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Humanities-"Greek Art":Mr. Prier

Mr. Prier notes from 09/10/2009
4 primary forms of art
Characteristics of Minoan Art
Linear patterns-spirals-triangles
Middle Minoan Art Characteristics
Naturilistic Design
Late Minoan Art Characteristics
Flowers and Animals
Minoan Paintings
"Wet or True"-refelected activity-time constraint because paint dries quickly-natural poises
Minoan Sculpture
very little survived-fetish with snake goddesses-artifacts dedicated to Gods/ Kings
Minoan Jewlery
imported copper from cyprus
1600-1100 BC
Mycnean Sculpture
3 types-- a. Tau Type. Arms close to body-- b. Psi Type. Outstretched arms to sky-- c. Phi type. Round and short
Mycnean Painting
Themes included hunting, battle, and mythology
Mycnean Pottery
Stirrup Jars, and pitchers. Incoporated myths, warriors, and animal motifs
First to use cameos using agate stone called Indian Sardonyx for their jewlery
650-480 BC
Archaic Sculpture
Limestone, marble, terra cotta, bronze. Themes-- mythhs and daily life
The most popular sculpture for Archaic
Kauros- Represented Apollo
Archaic Pottery
3 types-- a. Kratery. Large vase for mixing water and wine-- b. Lekythos. Stored olive oil ( for cooking and showering)-- c. Lautrophos. Represented marriage and funereal rituals
Black Figure Pottery- Black stilloutes with red background-- Red Figurre opposite method of black (triple firing phase turned it into black)
Archaic Painting
510-320 BC
Contraposto- mastered how the different parts of the body act as a system. Kritios set the rules
Classical Sculpture
Used for special occasions and public apperance. Supposed to give you magical powers and protect you from the evil eye. Women used it to show off status and beauty.
Classical Jewlery
Used white grown technique
Classical Pottery
323-146 BC
Hellenistic Period
Focused on sleep, old age, and suffering
Hellenistic Sculptures
2 most important sculptures in Hellenistic Period
Baberini Faun and Gauls Killing Himself
Hellenistic Painting
1.5 million colored tiles called tesserae; can not be found; ceramics- common black and uniformed decorated with flowers
Hellenistic Jewlery