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Unformatted text preview: Aegean art, Homeric period: 3000-1100 BC (bronze age) Minor, 31-46 tonight Cycladic/Cyclades Minoan/Crete Helladic, Mycenean/Mainland Greece Mycenae Heinrich Schleimann – archaeologist uncovered old cities, inspired by homeric epics Excitement in 19 th century from uncovering cities present in the epics. late 19 th century was time of renewed interest in all things Hellenistic Cycladic culture : agricultural society, animal herding, crafts, maritime trade No written records of Cycladic culture, art becomes a prime source to study Many clay/marble objects Marble figures often found in tombs. between several inches to five feet in height Simple, highly stylized: abstracted, clearly representative of human body in this case, but it is being taken down to its essential elements. very geometric. squared off shoulders, triangular, ovular. we know that from the remains of these figurines that they had painted facial features, hair, ornamentation....
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course HUMN 1010 taught by Professor Cranahan,shirley during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07