Mini-Lecture Part 2 Greek Art

Mini-Lecture Part 2 Greek Art - in architecture as well as...

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Mini-Lecture Part 2/ Greek Art This chapter introduces the student to the Greek world and its contribution to Western civilization. The student will be able to discern the differences between the art of Greece and the art of the world covered thus far. For the Greeks the body was the visible means of conveying perfection. The student will see the developing forms of sculpture from the geometric period and its schematic naïve presentation to the full realization of the human form as a vehicle to illustrate "natural" movement in a hard and intractable form as marble. The student will see the figure developed as a representation of the humanity of the Greeks and their attempt to gain perfection. The student will become familiar with the Greek tenet of art production: balance, harmony and symmetry. These ideals are reflected
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Unformatted text preview: in architecture as well as sculpture. This chapter will also introduce the student to the realities of Greek life and its exclusivity. The blind admiration of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries will be touched upon. This chapter will develop a more reasonable approach in defining Greek society. In addition to these important references, this chapter will also discuss the development of Greek art and its effect on the contemporaneous societies at that time, but also, its subsequent effect on the Western society. This chapter will show the development of Greek society from its earliest inception to its final flowering as the Hellenistic period and as a dominant world power....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course HU 115 taught by Professor Mr.s during the Winter '11 term at Herkimer.

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