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1 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

2 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.

3 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.

4 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

5 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.

6 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

7 Sculptures Were not left as white stone Color was added in encaustic Sculpture – Stone

8 The human body

9 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

10 “Ideal Beauty” You’ve got 4 min: What is Ideal Beauty? Do we see “Ideal Beauty” in our own culture? If so where?

11 SMALL GROUPS Jenna, Caroline, Anita Colt, Sarah, Diana Abby, Kyle, Dominique Megan, Liz, Becca Emily, Bridget, Joey

12 Architecture

13 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

14 GREEK order DORIC ORDER

15 GREEK order IONIC ORDER

16 GREEK order CORINTHIAN ORDER

17 GREEK order

18 The Parthenon - detail

19 Caryatids Female Figure Replaces a fluted column under the capital

20 Caryatids


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