Ancient Greek Art - Summary

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Ancient Greek Art and myth

Greek art has set a benchmark for Western civilization that has endured to this day.
The ancient Greek models are regarded as classics and canons sculptural and architectural styles have been recreated again and again throughout the history of the West. Art and architecture developed in Greece and its colonies between 1100 BC and the first century BC although it had its origin in the Aegean civilization, its subsequent development has become one of the most influential artistic periods of culture. Greek art is characterized by naturalistic representation of the human figure,
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Examples of the Late Archaic period (c. 535 BC-475 BC) include the sculptures of the pediments of the temple on Aegina Aphaia (now in the Glyptotek in Munich). The east pediment figures seem so full of life as athletes who described the poet Pindar. In the nineteenth century began to appreciate the artistic merit of the sculpture of the Archaic period (Martin , 1992). The sculptors of the Archaic period continued melting bronze sculptures. Examples of the sixth century BC describe the muscles schematically by representing a narrow arc at the lower limit of the chest and horizontal marks. The sphinxes and other forms made of stone served as rosettes, helmets or tombstones. [pic]

Architecture The Greeks, after learning of the stone temples of the Egyptians, began in the seventh century BC to build their own temples in stone with a unique style and specific. Limestone used in southern Italy and Sicily, the marble in the Greek islands and Asia Minor and limestone covered with marble on the continent. Later they erected their buildings, primarily in marble. Temples were rectangular stepped on a small base (crepidoma) in an enclosure where they carried out ritual ceremonies. Small temples had a front portico of
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