Ancient Greek Art Quiz Flashcards

Art
Terms Definitions
acropolis
high city
amphora
two-handled storage jar
chryselephantine
gold and ivory
The Krisios Boy
classical
kouros
statue of male youth
Peplos Kore
530 BC
Archaic
Marble
4 ft
Acropolis Museum
Kritios Boy
490 BC
Archaic
Marble
86 cm
Acropolis Museum, Athens
Decapitation of Medusa
540 BC
Archaic
Marble
Metope
Archaeological Museum, Palermo
Calf Bearer
550 BC
Archaic
Marble
5 ft
Acropolis Museum, Athens
cornices
any prominent, continuous, horizontally projecting feature surmounting a wall or other construction, or dividing it horizontally for compositional purposes.
tholos
temple with a circular plan
Kore from Delos
650 BC
Archaic
Marble
Life Size
National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Greek key
symbol for eternal life
battle of Issus, late classical
hellenistic
Describing Greek history or culture after the death of Alexander the Great
ionic columns
volute capitals, elaborately molded base, slimmer shafts than Doric, with deeper fluting
kore
Draped standing female figure, common in Archaic scuplture
pediment
the triangular space (gable) at the end of a building, formed by the ends of the sloping roof above the colonnade
humanism
emphasis on education and on expanding knowledge, exploration of individuals potential and a desire to excel, and a commitment to civic responsibilities and moral duty
krater
an ancient Greek wide-mouthed bowl for mixing wine and water
architectural sculpture
sculpture on an architectural element (frieze, pediment)
kallikrates
was an ancient Greek architect active in the middle of the fifth century BCE. He and Iktinos were architects of the Parthenon
mosaic
an image made of many small/colored tiles
entablature
the upper story of a greek temple
reliefs
carvings so shallow that the surface is scarcely disturbed; began with the egyptians in the old kingdom
columns
a tall, circular structure that holds up part of a building
caryatid
a female figure that functions as a supporting column
black figure painting
In early Greek pottery, the silhouetting of dark figures against a light background of natural, reddish clay, with linear details incised through the silhouettes.
cella
the chief room of a Greek temple, where the statue of the god was located and, frequently, the temple's treasure was kept.
bas reliefs
shallow in egypt; contained in greek; sunken reliefs
entasis
the convex profile in the shaft of a column
contrapposto
put all weight on one leg, causes hips to shift and shoulders to counter balance, which sets up potential for natural pose
ionic
One of the three main styles of Greek architecture. The column is slender and finely fluted; its capital is in the shape of a scroll.
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