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Art History- Week 3 Notes

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Art History- Week 3 Notes Art 100-02 (Introduction to Art)

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These notes cover week 3 notes of Introduction to Art (History), which focuses on Ancient Greece.
Introduction to Art 100-02
Dr. Alexandra Dodson
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Art, Art History, Introduction, intro, ancient, Greece, Ancient Greece, Ancient Greece History
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by April Sapp on Monday September 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art 100-02 (Introduction to Art) at University of North Carolina - Greensboro taught by Dr. Alexandra Dodson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Art 100-02 in Art History at University of North Carolina - Greensboro.

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Date Created: 09/12/16
Ancient Greece Week 3 Stylistic Periods Geometric: c. 900-c. 700 BCE Archaic: c. 700-c. 480 BCE Classical: c.450-c. 323 BCE Hellenistic: c. 323 BCE-30 BCE Geometric Period “Meander” or “Greek key” pattern Archaic Period • New developments in painting pottery • Pottery becomes major trade network • Aslip was used to paint the pottery • Amphora: ◦ type of vase used to store liquids ◦ commonly used ◦ used as trophies Red Figure Base Painting • Offered greater flexibility for artists • Easier than black figure painting • Allowed for the additive of more detail • First life-size statues in Greece • Earliest statues emulated Egyptian art • Use of “archaic smile” to appear more life-like Early Classical Period (C. 480-400 BCE) • Development of contrapposto (Italian for offsetting of balance) • Establishment of canon of proportion Stone broke easily because of the inability for the ankles to support upper body weight Turned to bronze stone Late Classical Period (C. 460-323 BCE) • Marked by increase humanization in art • Focus on realism, rather than idealism Strut: structure support, or brace, to distribute weight in the aid to prevent a statue from breaking Hellenistic Period th • Beginning in the late 4 century, expanding through the death of Cleopatra (30 BCE) when Egypt became a Roman Empire • Artists explored new subject matter and treated traditional subjects in new ways (more graphic, violent, emotional, dramatic)


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