The Doric style is rather sturdy and its top (the capital), is plain. This style was used in mainland Greece and the colonies in southern Italy and Sicily. The Ionic style is thinner and more elegant. Its capital is decorated with a scroll-like design (a volute). This style was found in eastern Greece and the islands. The Corinthian style is seldom used in the Greek world, but often seen on Roman temples. Its capital is very elaborate and decorated with acanthus leaves.
The Stoa viewed from the Agora with acropolis in background
Greek Columns <ul><li>Greeks developed three different orders </li></ul><ul><li>Doric & Ionic = 6 th century BCE </li></ul><ul><li>Corinthian = 5 th century BCE further developed and used by Romans </li></ul>
The Stoa viewed from the Agora with Acropolis in background
Greek Art <ul><li>Influenced by Phoenician styles more swirls and less geometric </li></ul>Black figure amphora, Archaic period, British Museum Red figure plate 520 BCE
Sculpture <ul><li>Concept of the “ideal” beautiful, life like, youthful, calm </li></ul><ul><li>Depictions of gods </li></ul><ul><li>Statues of nude male forms, clothed female forms - detailed and proportional </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New research indicates statues were brightly coloured </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Lion of Loutraki Archer from Temple of Aphaia 490 BC Detail from Alexander Sarcophagus 320 BCE The Charioteer of Delphi
Gods and Goddesses Laocoon, Trojan priest and sons being strangled by a sea serpent, 1 st century AD, Vatican Museum Nike, goddess of Victory, Louvre Venus de Milo, Louvre, 130 BCE
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