Greek Art: Geometric And Orientalizing Period

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Greek Art and Architecture is the creation of Greece from 1100 BC to the 1st century BC. As time went on, styles evolved and the art and architecture improved, and this defined each time period. Geometric and Orientalizing Periods Pottery is one of the most important pieces of art in the earliest of Ancient Greek history. At first, bands of meanders and other angular geometric ornaments were painted onto pottery, but then shortly after in about 750 BC, animals and humans were introduced to the era. Later on in the 7th century BC, styles of painting changed and the geometric designs were replaced by rounded, realistic forms of motifs. Architecture during this period contained of mostly simple structures made from mud, brick, and rubble. The earliest Greek houses were circular huts, but then as time…show more content…
This is called the proto-Corinthian style. In the Corinthian style, the background painting of the vase is floral ornaments, and placed over that is figures of several animals. Once this style approached Athens, it evolved into a more linear type of painting that emphasised on three-dimensionality with the use of red and white highlights. Around the end of this period, yet another style was added and the interest of the human anatomy was brought onto the painted pottery. Greek architecture revolved mainly around columns, and during this period two distinct forms were created. Doric columns were heavy and closely spaced, while the shapes of them consisted of a square slab atop a cushiony shape for the cap, a tapered and fluted shaft, that was also baseless. On the other hand, Ionic columns were spaced further apart, and were much thinner and lighter. They had a narrower shaft that rested upon a horizontally fluted base, with peak like a cushion rolled at the sides. Classical

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