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ARH 252, Week 5 Notes

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Survey Of Art I
Mary K. Benefield
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Date Created: 09/29/16
 252 CHAPTER 4 NOTES  Many small figurines of naked women with their arms folded over their stomachs were  found in the Cyclades Islands. o Very schematic, geometric, angular and thin o Figures found in graves buried on their backs o Breast, belly and pubic area emphasized o Believed to represent dead women or fertility figures or goddesses  Cycladic figurines believed to be funerary offerings.  All male figurines were depicted as musicians. o Figurines rounded out (opposite of women figurines) o Heads usually tilted toward the sky o Possibly meant to entertain the deceased  Knossos was the largest Cretan palace and home of King Minos. o Built with a complex, maze­like floor plan o Built up to five stories high in some areas  Minoan columns are recognizable by their tapering shape and rounded capital.  In Minoan paintings, genders are represented by skin color. o Women have fair skin o Men have dark skin  Minoans introduced the pottery wheel which led to the Kamares Ware jar. o Created with a bulbous shape and a lip at the top o Polychromatic vase  Usually red and cream painted on a black background o Typically depicted everyday life  Tiryns was a fortified palace (citadel). o Built with thick, defensive walls o Only one main entrance o Contained a megaron (king’s throne room)  The Lion Gate is a gateway to Mycenae. o A corbeled arch is used above the lintel of the Lion Gate o Protects the tholos tombs (beehive­shaped tombs)  The Mycenaean practiced the art of placing death masks over the faces of the dead which  is reminiscent of the Egyptians. o Deceased represented with their eyes closed o Masks are made by hammering out metal to look like the deceased (repousse)  Inlaid daggers found in Grave Circle A demonstrate the wealth and warlike nature of the  Mycenaean kings.


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