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While you will find some overlapping coverage, the pages above may fill in some additional detail to what you find here.  This page is dedicated to websites pertaining to Greek art.  If you are looking for classical Greek architecture, you will find information relating to that here: Classical Greek and Roman Architecture


 

 
Ancient Greek sculpture __ You will find an encyclopedic article along with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_sculpture

Archaic Sculpture __ "The Kouros statues dominate the Archaic period of Greek Art. All of the Kouros (male) and Kore (female) statues represent state sponsored subjects or are designed as decorations of religious buildings, or as immortal reminders of the virtues of a deceased."  Learn about them. - illustrated - From greeklandscapes.com - http://www.greeklandscapes.com/greece/athens_museum_archaic.html

Athenian Vase Painting: Black- and Red-Figure Techniques __ "Between the beginning of the sixth and the end of the fourth centuries B.C., black- and red-figure techniques were used in Athens to decorate fine pottery while simpler, undecorated wares fulfilled everyday household purposes."  A general article along with click-to-enlarge images. - illustrated - From metmuseum.org - http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/vase/hd_vase.htm

 

Category:Archaic Greek sculpture __ Index of articles and photo gallery of Archaic Greek art. - illustrated - From wikimedia.org - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaic_Greek_sculpture

Classical Sculpture __ "The Classical period of Ancient Greece produced some of the most exquisite sculptures the world has ever seen. The art of the Classical Greek style is characterized by a joyous freedom of movement, freedom of expression, and it celebrates mankind as an independent entity (atomo)."  Learn more here - illustrated - From greeklandscapes.com - http://www.greeklandscapes.com/greece/athens_museum_classical.html

Classical Greek Sculpture: Early __ "The date of the transition from the Archaic period of Greek art to the early Classical period is generally placed around the year 480 BCE."  Learn about the transition from archaic to classical. - illustrated - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/23492/data/period1.htm

Greek Art __ A good introductory site for the younger student from History for Kids. Use text links to reach different areas of the site. - illustrated - http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/art/greekart.htm

Greek Art in the Archaic Period | Thematic Essay __ An interesting essay about Archaic Greek are along with a gallery of click-to-enlarge images. - illustrated - From metmuseum.org - http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/argk/hd_argk.htm

Greek art: The Early Classical Period __ Brief article along with links to other periods of ancient Greek art. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0920774.html

Greek Black-Figure Vase Painting: The Great Age of Greek Vase ...__ "In Archaic Greek black-figure vase painting, the decoration appears as black silhouettes painted on a reddish-orange background."  A brief essay. - From suite101.com - http://arthistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/greek_blackfigure_vase_painting

Greek Painting, Classical Period: History, Types, Vase Art __ "Just before 500 BCE, as the Archaic painting period ended, oblique and other novel views of the human body and limbs became established in Greek sculpture and vase painting. A revolution which was the first step towards illusionism."  A good essay with many embedded links to more detail - From visual-arts-cork.com - http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/antiquity/greek-painting-classical-period.htm 

Greekart's Home Page __ This is a nice breakdown of Greek art by era. - illustrated - By Holli Cole, Penny Pavelsek, Becky Arnold - http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/5219/

Greek Statues and Ancient Greek Sculpture __ A good overview of Greek sculpture. - illustrated - From statue.com - http://www.statue.com/greek-statues.html

Museum of Cycladic Art __ Collections of Greek antiquities which concentrate on the prehistoric art from the Cycladic Islands. - photos - http://www.cycladic-m.gr/

Red Figure Vases __ About how Ancient Greeks made those red figured vases. - step by step through the process. - http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/rfmenu.htm 

Shefton Museum __ A Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology. - well illustrated - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/shefton-museum/ 

 
 

 

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