Greek Art in Context

Greek Art in Context
Author: Diana Rodríguez Pérez
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 282
ISBN: 0367595087
Language: en
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This volume's aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in relation to Greek art and, more specifically, to its relevance for the study of Greek sculpture and pottery from the Archaic to the Late Classical periods. What do we mean by 'context'? In which ways and under what circumstances does context become re

Art and Experience in Classical Greece

Art and Experience in Classical Greece
Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt
Release: 1972-03-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 205
ISBN: 0521096626
Language: en
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The development of Greek sculpture, architecture, and painting during the Classical period is examined within a social and cultural context

A History of Greek Art

A History of Greek Art
Author: Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell
Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781444350159
Language: en
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Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, with chapters containing discussions of important contextual themes across all of the periods Contextual chapters illustrate how a range of factors, such as the urban environment, gender, markets, and cross-cultural contact, influenced the development of art Chronological chapters survey the appearance and development of key artistic genres and explore how artifacts and architecture of the time reflect these styles Offers a variety of engaging and informative pedagogical features to help students navigate the subject, such as timelines, theme-based textboxes, key terms defined in margins, and further readings. Information is presented clearly and contextualized so that it is accessible to students regardless of their prior level of knowledge A book companion website is available at www.wiley.gom/go/greekart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology
Author: Roger D. Woodard
Release: 2007-11-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9781107495111
Language: en
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Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B C

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B C
Author: William A. P. Childs
Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781400890514
Language: en
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Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. analyzes the broad character of art produced during this period, providing in-depth analysis of and commentary on many of its most notable examples of sculpture and painting. Taking into consideration developments in style and subject matter, and elucidating political, religious, and intellectual context, William A. P. Childs argues that Greek art in this era was a natural outgrowth of the high classical period and focused on developing the rudiments of individual expression that became the hallmark of the classical in the fifth century. As Childs shows, in many respects the art of this period corresponds with the philosophical inquiry by Plato and his contemporaries into the nature of art and speaks to the contemporaneous sense of insecurity and renewed religious devotion. Delving into formal and iconographic developments in sculpture and painting, Childs examines how the sensitive, expressive quality of these works seamlessly links the classical and Hellenistic periods, with no appreciable rupture in the continuous exploration of the human condition. Another overarching theme concerns the nature of “style as a concept of expression,” an issue that becomes more important given the increasingly multiple styles and functions of fourth-century Greek art. Childs also shows how the color and form of works suggested the unseen and revealed the profound character of individuals and the physical world.

Looking at Greek Art

Looking at Greek Art
Author: Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell
Release: 2011
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9780521110389
Language: en
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Looking at Greek Art, by Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, offers a practical guide to the methods for approaching, analyzing, and contextualizing an unfamiliar piece of Greek art. It demonstrates how objects are dated and assigned to an artist or region; how to interpret the subject matter and narrative; how to reconstruct the context for which an object was made, distributed, and used; and how we can explore broader cultural perspectives by looking at questions of identity, gender, and relationships to surrounding cultures. Each section focuses on different theoretical approaches, providing an overview of the theories, key terms, and required evidence. Case studies serve to demonstrate each process and some key issues to consider when using a given approach. This book explores a variety of media, including terracotta, metalwork, and jewelry, in addition to works found in major museum collections in the United States and Europe.

Archaic and Classical Greek Art

Archaic and Classical Greek Art
Author: Robin Osborne
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0192842021
Language: en
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Explores the art of ancient Greece and its relationship to the world in which it was produced.

Image and Myth

Image and Myth
Author: Luca Giuliani
Release: 2013-09-11
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780226025902
Language: en
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On museum visits, we pass by beautiful, well-preserved vases from ancient Greece—but how often do we understand what the images on them depict? In Image and Myth, Luca Giuliani tells the stories behind the pictures, exploring how artists of antiquity had to determine which motifs or historical and mythic events to use to tell an underlying story while also keeping in mind the tastes and expectations of paying clients. Covering the range of Greek style and its growth between the early Archaic and Hellenistic periods, Giuliani describes the intellectual, social, and artistic contexts in which the images were created. He reveals that developments in Greek vase painting were driven as much by the times as they were by tradition—the better-known the story, the less leeway the artists had in interpreting it. As literary culture transformed from an oral tradition, in which stories were always in flux, to the stability of written texts, the images produced by artists eventually became nothing more than illustrations of canonical works. At once a work of cultural and art history, Image and Myth builds a new way of understanding the visual culture of ancient Greece.

Greek Art

Greek Art
Author: Michael Byron Norris
Release: 2000
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780870999727
Language: en
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Designed as a tool for educators who wish to teach students about the art of Ancient Greece. The text contains readings on Greek culture, history and art and is looseleaf bound for easy photocopying. Accompanying material includes 20 slides showing various works of Greek art and a card game designed to teach students about some of the myths commonly depicted in Greek art. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full text of the book in printable Adobe Acrobat format as well as JPEG files of the images depicted on the slides.

The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art

The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art
Author: Michelle Facos
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781351540094
Language: en
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With the words ?A new manifestation of art was ... expected, necessary, inevitable,? Jean Mor? announced the advent of the Symbolist movement in 1886. When Symbolist artists began experimenting in order to invent new visual languages appropriate for representing modern life in all its complexity, they set the stage for innovation in twentieth-century art. Rejecting what they perceived as the superficial descriptive quality of Impressionism, Naturalism, and Realism, Symbolist artists delved beneath the surface to express feelings, ideas, scientific processes, and universal truths. By privileging intangible concepts over perceived realities and by asserting their creative autonomy, Symbolist artists broke with the past and paved the way for the heterogeneity and penchant for risk-taking that characterizes modern art. The essays collected here, which consider artists from France to Russia and Finland to Greece, argue persuasively that Symbolist approaches to content, form, and subject helped to shape twentieth-century Modernism. Well-known figures such as Kandinsky, Khnopff, Matisse, and Munch are considered alongside lesser-known artists such as Fini, Gyzis, Koen, and Vrubel in order to demonstrate that Symbolist art did not constitute an isolated moment of wild experimentation, but rather an inspirational point of departure for twentieth-century developments.

Greek Sculpture

Greek Sculpture
Author: Nigel Spivey
Release: 2013-01-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9780521760317
Language: en
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Explains the social function and aesthetic achievement of Greek sculpture from c.750 BC to the end of antiquity.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Author: Clemente Marconi
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford Handbooks
Pages: 710
ISBN: 9780199783304
Language: en
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This handbook explores key aspects of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars of various generations, nationalities, and backgrounds, it discusses Greek and Roman ideas about art and architecture, as expressed in both texts and images, along with the production of art and architecture in the Greek and Roman world.

Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture

Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture
Author: Sheila Dillon
Release: 2006-04-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780521854986
Language: en
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This book offers a new approach to the history of Greek portraiture by focusing on portraits without names. Comprehensively illustrated, it brings together a wide range of evidence that has never before been studied as a group. Sheila Dillon considers the few original bronze and marble portrait statues preserved from the Classical and Hellenistic periods together with the large number of Greek portraits known only through Roman 'copies'. In focusing on a series of images that have previously been ignored, Dillon investigates the range of strategies and modes utilized in these portraits to construct their subject's identity. Her methods undermine two basic tenets of Greek portraiture: first, that is was only in the late Hellenistic period, under Roman influence, that Greek portraits exhibited a wide range of styles, including descriptive realism; and second, that in most cases, one can easily tell a subject's public role - that is, whether he is a philosopher of an orator - from the visual traits used in this portrait. The sculptures studied here instead show that the proliferation of portrait styles takes place much earlier, in the late Classical period; and that the identity encoded in these portraits is much more complex and layered than has previously been realized. Despite the fact that these portraits lack the one feature most prized by scholars of ancient portraiture - a name - they are evidence of utmost importance for the history of Greek portraiture.

Greek Art Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Greek Art  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
Author: Ioannis Mylonopoulos
Release: 2010-05-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9780199804955
Language: en
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Greek Art

Greek Art
Author: Robert Manuel Cook
Release: 1991
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Pages: 280
ISBN: UOM:39015032947247
Language: en
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The art of classical and Hellenistic Greece created an aesthetic canon which remained a constant in Western art. In this book the author examines the origins of this tradition - the art of the Greek world between the geometric period of the early Iron Age and the conquest of Greece by the Romans in the first century BC. He also looks at all the art forms: vase painting, picture painting, sculpture, metalwork, architecture and interior decoration, tracing the development of each from the beginning. Close analysis of selected works, and detailed descriptions of the methods and materials used, give the reader an insight into the characteristics of each succeeding style, while a chapter on the historical background puts the development of Greek art into the context of the rest of the ancient world.

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: Richard T. Neer
Release: 2018-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0500052093
Language: en
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Visually stunning, now with wider context

A Companion to Greek Art

A Companion to Greek Art
Author: Tyler Jo Smith,Dimitris Plantzos
Release: 2018-06-18
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 856
ISBN: 9781119266815
Language: en
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique

Greek Sculpture

Greek Sculpture
Author: Mark D. Fullerton
Release: 2016-03-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781119115304
Language: en
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Greek Sculpture presents a chronological overview of the plastic and glyptic art forms in the ancient Greek world from the emergence of life-sized marble statuary at the end of the seventh century BC to the appropriation of Greek sculptural traditions by Rome in the first two centuries AD. Compares the evolution of Greek sculpture over the centuries to works of contemporaneous Mediterranean civilizations Emphasizes looking closely at the stylistic features of Greek sculpture, illustrating these observations where possible with original works rather than copies Places the remarkable progress of stylistic changes that took place in Greek sculpture within a broader social and historical context Facilitates an understanding of why Greek monuments look the way they do and what ideas they were capable of expressing Focuses on the most recent interpretations of Greek sculptural works while considering the fragile and fragmentary evidence uncovered

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Release: 2002
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 408
ISBN: UOM:39015055112380
Language: en
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Extensively illustrated and clearly written, this book examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. It blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses. Focusing on form, function, and history of style, the book explores art and artifacts chronologically from the Early Bronze through the Hellenistic eras (ca. 3000 to ca. 30 BC)--and by medium. For individuals who appreciate--and want to better understand--the art and history of Greece.

Greek Art and Archaeology C 1200 30 BC

Greek Art and Archaeology  C  1200 30 BC
Author: Dimitris Plantzos
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 304
ISBN: 6185209004
Language: en
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Surveys Greek archeology from the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces to the subordination of the last Hellenistic kingdoms to Rome. Its aim is to study Greek art through the material record, and against its cultural and social backdrop. Through concise, systematic coverage of the main categories of classical monuments, the reader is taken on a tour of ancient Greece through the most important period in its history, the first millennium BC. Architecture and city planning, sculpture, painting, pottery, metallurgy, jewelry, and numismatics are some of the areas covered. Divided into accessible, user-friendly sections including case studies, terminology, charts, maps, a timeline, and full index, the book is designed primarily for art and archeology students as well as for anyone interested in Greek art and culture.