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  • Period Of Decadent Greek Art
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    Greek art is a very important in the upper paleolithic period. Art objects and artifacts are important sources of information about civilization prior to written history. The number of artworks lost because of their impermanence can only be imagined, since many were created by using organic materials subject to destruction by fire, flood, and decay. By comparison, objects made from metal or stone are more likely to survive The Aegean basin was a center of artistic activity from early times see A...
  • Beautiful And Unique Sculptural Style
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    Sculpting is the art of working with stone, bronze, and wood by chipping at it to form a beautiful piece of art. The art of sculpting was known thousands of years ago in the time of THE OLD STONE AGE. During this time the people thought that they would make the sculptures to praise their gods, kings, queens, and goddesses. The people also made sculptures of animals they believed that the animals would see this and protect them from other harmful animals. In the 7th century Assyrians became power...
  • Early Greek Art
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    Before the portrayal of the human body can be critiqued, you must understand the artist's culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the body also transformed. Our tour definitely showed the drastic changes in different cultures' art. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics. Through time and experimentation, we have expressed our views of the human body clearly with our art. Egyptians were the first people to make a large impact on the world of art. Egyptians needed...
  • Great Contemporary Art
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    In this article Winckelmann states that the good taste in art that is present in contemporary works stems from the work of the ancient Greeks. The beauty in the modern works of artists like Raphael (especially his Madonna and child with St Sixtus and St Barbara) hold such beauty, complexity of emotion, and good taste because he draws on the ideas set up by the great ancient sculptures and society in which they lived and drew inspiration from. Winckelmann categorizes the ancients greatness into t...
  • Greek Philosophers
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    During the Greek Golden Age, art and philosophy expressed hellenic 'weltanschauung', their unique outlook on the world and way of life. Through the works of artists, playwrights, and philosophers, one can see both sides of the conflicted systems of the world, such as; good vs. evil, order vs. chaos, stability vs. flux, relativism vs. absolutism and balance and harmony. The Greeks were materialists. They adopted the philosophical doctrine which says that physical matter is the only reality in the...
  • Ancient Greek Art And Architecture
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    Ancient Greece: A Comparative Essay Ancient Greece 950 BCE was a culture that took great pride in perfection, excellence and overall greatness. The people werent what todays society would consider modern, but of their time they were. The Greeks essentially molded the creative world with their intelligence in art, architecture, and astronomy for many cultures to come. The Romans who basically claimed the Greeks developments as their own destroyed many of their ideas and art forms. Even though so ...
  • Head And Face Of A Marble
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    Head of a Youth For this assignment, I viewed the Greek "Head of Youth". This piece is actually the head and face of a marble carving of a young, striding, nude male. I viewed this sculpture in room 102 of the Nelson Atkins Museum's Ancient Art Collection. It is, of course, very weathered an old, with the marble crumbling on the nose and mouth. There is also a large chunk of marble missing from its chin. Found in Attica, Greece, it is approximately seven and one half inches high, and was carved ...
  • Greek Sculpture The Greek Art And Sculpture
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    Gothic art encompasses the skills of painting the sculptures, architecture and the music characteristics. It is said that the art originated from the Romanesque art from the 12th century to the end of 16th century. Architecture was the most important and the original art in the gothic period. The medieval masons had the urge to solve the problem in masonry ceilings vaults over the wide spans thus laying the basis of the structural characteristics of the gothic architecture. The buildings require...
  • Greek Ideas And Art
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    I. The Athenians surrounded themselves with beauty. They decorated their structures with their finest work of art, especially sculpture. The Acropolis, the location of the original polis, provided the backdrop for special artistic creations. The Parthenon is considered the finest example of Greek architecture. The structure represents a Greek idea known as the Golden Mean- a midpoint between two extremes- Nothing in excess and everything in proportion. The Parthenon had doors but no windows, the...
  • Advancement Of Human Kind
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    A civilization is a community characterized by elements such as a system of writing, development of social classes, and cities. In history there have been many civilizations that have led to the advancement of human kind. Three societies that have advanced human kind are Rome, Greece and China. These three societies have advanced through law, art, architecture, philosophy and much more. The Roman Empire has greatly advanced human kind through their law. Most of their principles of law are still ...
  • Greek Culture
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    Hellenistic diffusion is the spread of Greek ideas, or traits from one culture to another. It was said the "All men are Greek". This means that culturally, all men have some kind of Greek background or influence. One of the first civilizations was the Minoan civilization. Some of their contributions include art, trading and flushing toilets. The Mycenaean's defeated the Minoans. They moved westward from southwestern Russia and settled in wave after wave into Greece. There they established fortif...
  • Most Important Figure In Egyption Art
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    Art As A Reflection Of Anciant Civilization Art As A Reflection Of Anciant Civilization Art as Reflection of Anciant Civilization Ancient Egyptian and Greek societies both made significant contributions to western civilization, specifically in the areas of politics and social structure. The political system of ancient Egypt was primarily based on the religion belife that the Pharoah was a divine entity, while Greek politics were based in a democratic system that valued individuals in a unique wa...

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