Ancient Greek Art

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Art History
Ancient Greek Art

What does the warka vase depict?

The vase has three registers - or tiers - of carving. The bottom register depicts the vegetation in the Tigris and Euphrates delta, such as the natural reeds and cultivated grain. Above this vegetation is a procession of animals, such as oxen and sheep presented in a strict profile view. The procession continues in the second register with nude males carrying bowls and jars of sacrificial elements, such as fruit and grain. The top register is a full scene, rather than a continuous pattern. In this register, the procession ends at the temple area. Inanna, one of the chief goddesses of Mesopotamia and later known as Ishtar in the Akkadian pantheon, stands, signified by two bundles of reeds behind her. She is being offered a bowl of fruit and grain by a nude figure. A figure in ceremonial clothing - presumably a chieftain/priest - stands nearby with the procession approaching him from behind.[1]

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Planet Neptune
Ancient Greek Art

Where does King Neptune get his name?

From the Greek God Neptune-King of the Sea

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Writing: Characters and Dialogue
Ancient Greek Art

What was the dialogues of Andromache?

She ceased: then godlike Hector answer'd kind, (His various plumage sporting in the wind): That post, and all the rest, shall be my care; But shall I then forsake the unfinish'd war? How would the Trojans brand great Hector's name, And one base action sully all my fame, Acquired by wounds and battles bravely fought! Oh! how my soul abhors so mean a thought! Long have I learn'd to slight this fleeting breath, And view with cheerful eyes approaching death. The inexorable Sisters have decreed That Priam's house and Priam's self shall bleed: The day shall come, in which proud Troy shall yield, And spread its smoking ruins o'er the field; Yet Hecuba's, nor Priam's hoary age, Whose blood shall quench some Grecian's thirsty rage, Nor my brave brothers that have bit the ground, Their souls dismiss'd through many a ghastly wound, Can in my bosom half that grief create, As the sad thought of your impending fate; When some proud Grecian dame shall tasks impose, Mimic your tears, and ridicule your woes: Beneath Hyperia's waters shall you sweat, And, fainting, scarce support the liquid weight: Then shall some Argive loud insulting cry, Behold the wife of Hector, guard of Troy! Tears, at my name, shall drown those beauteous eyes, And that fair bosom heave with rising sighs: Before that day, by some brave hero's hand, May I lie slain, and spurn the bloody sand!

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Arts and Crafts
Ancient Greece
Ancient Olympics
Ancient Greek Art

What ancient Greek sculptor was famous for his athletes in bronze?

Myron

Myron (fl.c.480-440 B.C.), Greek sculptor, an older contemporary of the sculptors Phidias, and Polyclitus, considered by the ancients as one of the most versatile and innovative of all Attic sculptors.

Born in Eleutherae, he lived most of his life in Athens and is repeatedly called an Athenian by the 2nd-century-A.D. traveler Pausanias. The 1st-century writer Pliny cites Myron as the first to achieve lifelike representation in Art.

Working almost exclusively in bronze, he is best known for his many studies of athletes in action. Of his many works, only two representations survive: the group of Athena and Marsyas, originally standing on the Acropolis of Athens, and the "Discobolos" (Discus Thrower), both are marble copies made in Roman times.

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Phidias (fîd´ê-es)

fl. fifth century B.C.

Athenian sculptor who supervised work on the Parthenon. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Roman Empire
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek Art

Who brought ancient Greek Art to Britain?

Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, 11th Earl of Kincardine (1766-1841) - of the eponymous Elgin Marbles

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Ancient Greek Art

Which of the following are characteristics of ancient Greek architecture?

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What subject was central to greek art and culture?

Sculpture of the human body

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What is an object made or used by people of the past called?

An theory

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Ancient Greek Art

Were ancient greek bowls made out of pottery?

yes, they were made from pottery, but not in the same way we do pottery now.

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History, Politics & Society
Definitions
English to Greek
Ancient Greek Art

Meaning of Greek Key Pattern?

Greek Key Pattern means a repeat of interlocking right-angles and verticle lines, usually used as a border ornament.

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Ancient Greek Art

What did Greek masks look like?

Go to google images and type in greek chorus masks.

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Philosophy and Philosophers
Planet Venus
Ancient Greek Art
Aphrodite (Venus)

Where can the statue of Venus de Milo be found today?

At the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

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What are some Pythagoras's contributions to society?

the pythagorean theorem and the tetractys of the decad

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Planet Venus
Ancient Greek Art
Aphrodite (Venus)

Who made the 'Venus de Milo'?

It believed to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. It was formerly thought to have been crafted by Praxiteles but this has since been discounted.

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Entertainment & Arts
Fine Art
Roman Empire
Ancient Greek Art

What are the 3 main types of sculpture?

The three main types of sculpture are assemblage, in the round, and relief. In the round is what we usually think of when we think of sculptures; free standing solid piece surrounded on all four sides by empty space. Assemblage is a sculpture, free standing like in the round, but made of different objects put together. Lastly, a reliefsculpture is a form or picture that projects out from or is mounted on a vertical surface.

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Ancient Greek Art
Greek Language and Culture

How did Greek pottery help spread their culture?

Greek potter was used to hold olive oil and wine. It was sold to other cultures who admired the art on the pottery as well as what was inside. The figures painted on the pottery tells us much about life in ancient Greece.

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Geometry
Ancient Greek Art

What tools did the Greeks not use in their formal geometric constructs?

Oml- Re-TARD just post the right answers

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Ancient Greece
Athens
Ancient Greek Art

What is Ancient Greece so famous for?

Greece is located in Southeastern Europe and has its roots in the ancient Greece civilization. Greece is well known for its philosophical and democratic background. Let us have a quick look at some famous things in Greece:

  • Greece is famous for its beautiful buildings.
  • Greece is famous for its historical buildings.
  • Poets like Homer are famous in Greece.
  • Odyssey written by Homer is famous in Greece.
  • Greece is famous for its philosophical background.
  • Greece is famous for its knowledge of astronomy.
  • Greece is famous for its mythology.
  • Souvlaki is the famous food in Greece
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Zeus (Jupiter)
Ancient Greek Art

Why was the statue Of Zeus at Olympia built?

The statue of Zeus was built to praise Zeus and show his glory and power to the people who visited

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Ancient Egypt
Sparta
Ancient Greek Art

How long ago was 530 BC?

BC+AD= time elapsed

530+2011= 2541 years ago

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What was the goal of Greek Art?

something

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Jobs & Education
Fine Art
Zeus (Jupiter)
Ancient Greek Art

When was the wonder statue at Olympia built and by whom?

circa 432 BC by Phidias

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Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek Art

Of what can the Greeks assure themselves if they fail in their duty?

Disaster

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Relationships
Manners and Etiquette
Ancient Greek Art
Age of Enlightenment

Why do woman stare at men when she's with her man?

It's like asking 'why do men stare at other women.' Perhaps they may recognize that person from somewhere, but don't know where they had seen them or they may find that person attractive. I will look at good looking men, but I love my husband. It doesn't mean I can't enjoy looking at a handsome man like a fine painting as long as I don't touch! LOL My husband looks at other women and I have no problem with it.

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Art History
Ancient Greek Art

What did Greeks do with their art?

Art flourished in Ancient Greece, from the archaic (late 8th century--480 BC) through classical (480--323 BC) and onto the Hellenistic (323--27 BC) period.

Sculpture was prolific, particularly of the human figure. During the archaic period sculpture was mainly used in temples but later became commonplace in homes and palaces. So too did another Greek art form - mosaic.

Nearly all painting in Ancient Greece was for vases and until the 5th century BC artists worked as both potters and painters.

Art also flourished for jewellery-making.

For more detail and some examples see

tinyurl.com/greek-art-uses

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