Ancient Greek Art

Ancient Greek Art - Ancient Greek Art c. 1100-31 BCE...

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Ancient Greek Art c. 1100-31 BCE Geography and Background Same Aegean area, but looking at the recovery from the catastrophic events Focus on Peloponnese, Mediterranean, Athens Made up of independent city states (Polis). No civil uniformity. Only unifying factor = the language Greek. Mountainous topography made it easier to resettle in between the valleys, cutting each other off from their neighbors Geometric Period (900-700 BCE) Geometric Krater (Dipylon Krater) c. 740 Pottery = sophisticated and longstanding history. Important domestically and artistically. Reestablished Aegean culture Dipylon Krater = funerary object. Dipylon = cemetery. Pretty big. (4 ½ feet tall). Essentially a grave marker. Sacrifices to the dead (olive oil is poured into it and into the earth as there was no bottom) More strong focus on the living, not the dead. Geometric period because the designs on the pot are squares, diamonds, triangles, zigzag lines, etc. People are made of triangles. Highly abstract- simple shapes.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ART 2385 taught by Professor Mymoseleychristian during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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