A History of Greek Art by Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell

By Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell

Providing a distinct mixture of thematic and chronological research, this hugely illustrated, enticing textual content explores the wealthy ancient, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek artwork, from the Bronze Age in the course of the Hellenistic interval.

• Uniquely intersperses chapters dedicated to significant sessions of Greek paintings from the Bronze Age during the Hellenistic interval, with chapters containing discussions of significant contextual subject matters throughout all the periods
• Contextual chapters illustrate how various elements, reminiscent of the city setting, gender, markets, and cross-cultural touch, prompted the improvement of art
• Chronological chapters survey the looks and improvement of key creative genres and discover how artifacts and structure of the time replicate those styles
• bargains quite a few enticing and informative pedagogical beneficial properties to assist scholars navigate the topic, equivalent to timelines, theme-based textboxes, key words outlined in margins, and additional readings.
• info is gifted sincerely and contextualized in order that it truly is available to scholars despite their past point of knowledge
• A booklet better half site is out there at www.wiley.gom/go/greekart with the subsequent assets: PowerPoint slides, word list, and timeline

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These are still idealized figures, but they are shown with more realism of behavior. In some ways, these terracottas trace a somewhat different history of Greek art than Cicero and give us an opportunity to consider other issues as well. 1. Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum. Even the origin of the piece can be obscured, as the style is similar to terracottas produced in Myrina in Asia Minor in the second century, but one cannot verify that attribution, made on the basis of stylistic analysis and comparison, through external evidence.

264. All rights reserved. This assemblage is unusual for grave goods in its number of objects and the variety of deities. As grave goods these figures function like the archaic woman from Rhodes, but the assemblage suggests that beliefs in the afterlife might be more prominent in the minds of the family and culture, and that there was some effort to distinguish this burial ritual by the number of grave goods. These are still idealized figures, but they are shown with more realism of behavior.

Thomas. Map 3 Aegean Sea. Thomas. Map 4 Southern Italy and Sicily. Thomas. Greek art was a common sight in Rome, whether statues expropriated from cities that the Romans had conquered or works commissioned from Greek artists by Roman patrons for their homes and villas. But in the art of Aëtion, Nikomachos, Protogenes, and Apelles, everything has come to a stage of perfection. 1). London, British Museum. Cavalcade. Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum. In his brief history, Cicero articulates an operating principle for Greek art, and in doing so makes his account more historical and interpretive than simply a chronicle of events and facts.

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