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ANCIENT GREECE 900 B.C. – 31 B.C. The Philosophy that the Greeks work around: “Man is the measure of all things” – Protagoras Considered them selves: “The lovers of the beautiful” – Thucydides
ANCIENT GREECE 900 B.C. – 31 B.C. Culture: Greek women were not at all equals to the men despite the “democracy” the Greek’s devoted their lives to. Philosophy: The Philosophy of the Greeks encompass ideas of harmony, order and clarity of thought. Art: The Greeks see art in the same way with a respect for balance and perfection.
Painting & Sculpture It is said that the Greeks perfected the art Of rendering to an expert Level known as: Trompe l’oeil However these paintings Did not survive. The realism the Greeks were capable of, can only be shown moderately in their ceramic work.
Ceramic Geometric Art Less realistic Geometric human forms, shapes, and patterns Type B.C. Human form painted in black The artist scratches out detail to reveal the red clay
Ceramic Geometric Art Less realistic Geometric human forms, shapes, and patterns Type B.C. Human form painted in black The artist scratches out detail to reveal the red clay Type B.C. Human form is natural red clay Details painted in black paint.
Sculpture – Stone We credit the Greeks for the “Nude” in art Bodies are portrayed in a most Beautiful rendering rather than realistic It was always deemed acceptable For Men to be rendered nude This is not the case for Women
Sculptures Were not left as white stone Color was added in encaustic Sculpture – Stone
The human body
Women Were rendered with fabrics draped over their nudity in a swirling rhythm of movement. Eventually The rendering of women evolved into fully nude. The human body
“Ideal Beauty” You’ve got 4 min: What is Ideal Beauty? Do we see “Ideal Beauty” in our own culture? If so where?
SMALL GROUPS Jenna, Caroline, Anita Colt, Sarah, Diana Abby, Kyle, Dominique Megan, Liz, Becca Emily, Bridget, Joey
The Parthenon Built without mortar, remained intact until it took a direct rocket hit in 1687 A model used for Public Building when the style was revived. Monuments & Temples Same guidelines used As in sculpture: Symmetry Perfection
GREEK order DORIC ORDER
GREEK order IONIC ORDER
GREEK order CORINTHIAN ORDER
The Parthenon - detail
Caryatids Female Figure Replaces a fluted column under the capital