An Introduction to Greek Art: Sculpture and Vase Painting in the Archaic and Classical Periods

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 26 feb. 2015 - 224 pagina's
The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time has taken its toll; damaged statues have lost their colour and wall paintings have been totally destroyed. And yet sympathetic study of surviving sculpture and of drawing on vases can give extraordinary insight into and appreciation of these once brilliant works

This book, designed originally for students, introduces the reader to Greek sculpture and vase painting in the critical period from the eighth to the fourth centuries BC. The works discussed are generously illustrated and lucidly analysed to give a vivid picture of the splendor of Greek art. The up-dated second edition includes a new chapter examining art in Greek society, a timeline to help relate artistic development to historical events, an explanation of how dates BC are arrived at, a brief overview of Greek temple plans and a further reading list of recent books.

This clear, approachable and rigorous introduction makes the beauty of Greek art more readily accessible and comprehensible, balancing description with interpretation and illustration, and is an invaluable tool to help develop insight, appreciation and comprehension.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

1 Beginnings
1
2 Attic BlackFigure Vase Painting
12
3 Archaic Architectural Sculpture
27
4 Archaic FreeStanding Statues and Grave Stelai
38
5 Early RedFigure Vase Painting
57
6 Early Classical Sculpture
75
the Temple of Zeus at Olympia
91
8 Early Classical Painting and Vase Painting
104
11 Art in the Last Quarter of the 5th Century bc
138
the Opening of New Horizons
150
13 Art in Greek Society
170
Epilogue
178
Appendix
180
Glossary
192
Timeline
197
Further Reading
199

the Parthenon
110
10 High Classical Sculpture and Vase Painting
128

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Over de auteur (2015)

Susan Woodford is an independent scholar who has written five other books for the general reader: The Parthenon (1981), The Art of Greece and Rome (2004), Looking at Pictures and Images of Myths in Classical Antiquity (2002, winner of the Criticos Prize 2003), and The Trojan War in Ancient Art (Bloomsbury Academic, 1993).

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