design and culture. The coordinator of such a vast change was Pericles , who in the fifth century BC, brought about the city’s most important buildings, namely the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Perhaps the finest example of architecture in the Periclean Acropolis, the Parthenon was also an inspiration for many artists, philosophers and writers alike. The building’s siting, detailing, use of materials and cultural significance also contributes to its claim to being the epitome of Ancient
was expressed in many ways in the Athens culture. Philosophy and religion helped paved the mind with perfect thoughts (Sayre). By just glancing at the beautiful art and sculptures of the Athens, you can tell how much thought and detail went into it to make it absolutely perfect. The art is evidence that the Athens only wanted perfection. From the statues to other art pieces, we are reminded again and again how perfect everything had to be in that culture. This is also true with the architecture.
believed to be perfection. They created all buildings in perfect rectangles, since they believed that rectangles were the epitome of perfection, the “golden section” if you will. Greek art was a portrayal of their ideals, which is why most people call this period the idealistic stage in Art history. The Romans were very much like their Greek counter parts. Romans, as a whole, loved Greek art. They enjoyed looking at it and even the style it was used in. Thus, they copied the style, but with subtle differences