Art and culture of greece

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Art and culture of greece

  1. 1. The Arts and Culture of Greece
  2. 2. • The civilization of Greece began at about 2600 B.C.. This is the Minoan civilization. • The Minoan built palaces that are resembled small cities. • The palace at Knossos is a magnificent palace with brightly painted walls. • The artisans made and decorate tools, bronze, daggers, pottery and other objects in the palace workshops.
  3. 3. • They exported olive oil, honey and wine to Egypt, Asia Minor and Greece. • The primitive period or Dark Ages in the Greece was considered as a barren period. There were wars and struggles. • Arts, trades and farming were disrupted. • The art of writing was forgotten and as a result, only few records about this period were written.
  4. 4. • The succeeding of Greek civilization such as the Archaic Golden Age, Alexandrian and Hellenistic age demonstrated the achievements in arts, philosophy, science and religion of Greece. • Athens become the center of culture. • The art of poetry making was one of the oldest art of the Greeks.
  5. 5. • The decoration of the jars and vases showed the application of laws of unity and proportion. • The motifs of the potteries were not only ornamental but also educational. • The motifs portrayed daily life like harvesting, weaving, baking, playing sports and performing religious processions.
  6. 6. • The Greek mastered the art of sculpture. • The profile of human figure depicted physical power, action and grace. • The sculptures were built with full expression and understanding if structure and anatomy. • The Greeks technically perfected the art of making seals, gems and coins.
  7. 7. • The ornaments , human profiles and figures done in low miniature reliefs had perfect and fine details. • These fine works required extraordinary eyesight and skillful hands. • The glorious history of Greece and the ruins of its ancient cities were as splendid as any modern city.
  8. 8. • The arts and culture of Greece influenced the people of the world. • The sculpture and ruins of its ancient cities had been living models of their quest for perfection for centuries. • Sculpture and architecture were the greatest contribution of the Greeks to the world.
  9. 9. • The ruins of the ancient city and the complexity of their sculptures influenced modern culture. • The arts of the Greeks are expressions of their being hardworking religious and industrious people. • They are happy in their work and recreation as portrayed in their pottery painting.

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