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Aegean artpost

  1. 1. Aegean Art c. 3000 – 1100 BCE<br />
  2. 2. Cycladic Art <br /><ul><li>Folded Arms
  3. 3. Slight & Virginal
  4. 4. Delicate proportions
  5. 5. Subtle contours
  6. 6. Most Likely Painted</li></ul>c. 2500 – 1100 BCE<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>In the round sculpture
  8. 8. Tubular
  9. 9. Basic Geometric Forms</li></ul>Lyre Player c. 2000 BCE<br />
  10. 10. Painting<br /><ul><li>Murals done in Fresco
  11. 11. Large gaps filled in by modern restorers
  12. 12. Extremely curvilinear and lyrical line
  13. 13. Vibrant colors, smooth lines and sense of nature</li></li></ul><li>c. 1500 BCE<br />c. 1800 BCE<br />Note 2nd millenium BCE the intro of the potter’s wheel<br />Kamares Ware - Tossed in dump sites<br />
  14. 14. Minoans<br />Little Concern for defense or religion (no fortifications or temples)<br />Utilized Metals<br />System of writing<br />Urban, mercantile civilization <br />Emerging in Neolithic Age<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Palace of Knossos, Crete<br /><ul><li>Rambling and not pre-planned
  17. 17. Labyrinth
  18. 18. Columns larger at top, taper to bottom
  19. 19. Bulbous round tops of columns
  20. 20. Megaron (chamber composed of straight angled intersecting walls and a door opening to the outer space)
  21. 21. Low ceilings, intimate rooms
  22. 22. Terraces and open galleries</li></li></ul><li>Painting<br /><ul><li>Murals done in Fresco
  23. 23. Large gaps filled in by modern restorers
  24. 24. Extremely curvilinear and lyrical line
  25. 25. Vibrant colors, smooth lines and sense of nature</li></li></ul><li>Toreador Fresco<br /><ul><li>Red-brown color of men
  26. 26. Yellow of women
  27. 27. Curving lines
  28. 28. Religious ritual?: jumping over the bull
  29. 29. Bull appears decorative and non-threatening
  30. 30. Thin waists
  31. 31. Inspired by Egyptian art</li></li></ul><li>Rhyton Bull from Knossos (c. 1550 – 1500 BCE)<br /><ul><li>Incised lines
  32. 32. Inlaid shell and rock crystal in eyes </li></li></ul><li>Snake Goddess<br /><ul><li>Frontal
  33. 33. Symmetrical
  34. 34. Quilted skirt, no visible legs
  35. 35. Pronounced breasts
  36. 36. Astonished expression
  37. 37. Thin waist</li></li></ul><li>Mycenaean Art<br />Lion Gate, Mycenae, Greece<br />Propylon (columned gateway)<br />Heads of animals made of separate pieces of stone or metal, don’t survive<br />May have been sphinxes, not lions<br />Huge rocks grooved in place without mortar<br />Outer protected entrance of a Mycenaean citadel<br />C. 1250 BCE<br />
  38. 38. Mycenaean Art<br />Treasury of Atreus, Mycenaean<br />Dome of corbeled stones<br />Unknown function (tomb?)<br />Largest vaulted interior space built up to at that time, and until the Roman Pantheon<br />Each stone gently curved to create a circular interior<br />C. 1250 BCE<br />
  39. 39. Funerary Mask<br /><ul><li>Repoussé
  40. 40. Death mask
  41. 41. Curly-cue like ears
  42. 42. Life-like yet primitive quality
  43. 43. Beard, moustache and eyebrows rendered in short thick strokes
  44. 44. Claimed as the Mask of Agemmemnon by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876</li>

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