In the short time, the Greek artists explored a succession of new ideas to produce a body of work in every medium from pottery and painting to sculpture and architecture that exhibits a clear stylistic and technical direction toward representing the visual world as we see it. About the philosophy, the Greek gave many philosophy that modern people still use it as the Democracy in the United State. I think this civilization been very wealthy and intelligent. They are ancestor of people that created so many imposing and intellectual things.
The Athenians also took advantage of the delian league by beautifying and seizing c... ... middle of paper ... ...as the most famous sculptor in Greece. He made the sculpture of Athena in the Parthenon. The basis of Athenian architecture was it being naturalistic forms as in nudes. Like in architecture they also liked to use balance, harmony and naturalistic forms. They used wind blown drapery.
2003, 236 and 237). Ancient India flourished from around 1500 to 467 A.D. These cultural traits and many more are why these three civilizations were so highly developed for their time. Ancient Greece was innovative in building and engineering. Their architecture was exemplified in the design of some of their structural columns, such as the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles.
They had an advanced development of their art and culture, so much so that their art and artists, crafts, and craftsmen were sought after throughout the known world. The ruins of their complex gave birth to the legend of king Minos and the myth of the Minotaur. Of all the art studied thus far, I find the Palace Complex Knossos at Crete the most
To begin with, geography played an important role in the development of Greek civilization. The geography of Greece made it very unique and very powerful. It is a country surrounded by water and the sea which has always played an important role in its history. The ancient Greeks were active seafarers seeking opportunities for trade and founding new independent cities at coastal sites across the Mediterranean Sea. By the seventh and sixth centuries B.C., Greek colonies and settlements stretched all the way from western Asia Minor to southern Italy, Sicily, North Africa, and even to the coasts of southern France and Spain.
As the community became rich and successful, neighboring areas started to hear this new rich city of Rome and got jealous. As the Romans started to becom... ... middle of paper ... ...t Rome. To the Romans, Minerva was the goddess of wisdom, magic, medicine, arts, commerce, and defense. A common way that Minerva was expressed was by using a relief. The Romans would put reliefs of her on the bath walls as decoration, and to show some gratitude towards her.
They recognize the cultural and societal value of conquering other regions . When these ideas become applied to the physical architecture of the community it progresses the culture. Society benefits because the designs and inset sculptures evoke the feelings of triumph and succe... ... middle of paper ... ... people, like that of the computer and cellphone. Reading the visual language off the structures in the Roman Empire provided one with awareness of the times and gave society information . Looking upon the ancient civilization now, we only can only recognize their creative nature as sophisticated art and design able to facilitate life culture and social platforms.
These new people introduced several different aspects to the foundation of Grecian architecture, namely, the openness of the houses and rooms. It is this culture, which is mostly accredited with introducing the mechanics of the ancient Grecian forms of architecture. “The first advanced culture in Greece, and indeed in all of Europe, was created by a people referred to today as the Minoans. Their civilization flourished from about 2200 to 1450 B.C. on Crete, the large island located about one hundred miles southeast of the Gree... ... middle of paper ... ...on.
Great masters of contemporary work use these same bodily model and ideal of beauty in their work. Winckelmann states that their present good taste is due to the fact that they, “partook of good taste at its source.” Overall the Greeks set up rules of art that could be imitated to capture nature and its ideal form of beauty, an idea that many sought to accomplish. The Greek’s images also possessed two important ideas that brought the soul of the artist and subject to the surface while still capturing the passion and action of the movement and story: noble simplicity and quiet grandeur. Greek images contained faces that were full of expression but were also balanced because they were not overcome by pain or passion because they still had nobility of soul which creates a sense of tranquility even in the midst of rage, fervor, or desire.
groin vaults, barrel vaults, pedestals and the like, the Greeks dramatized their buildings and filled them with magnificent images. Using the great artistry of the times, they sculpted, painted and decorated the monuments with great fervor and passion, all for the love of design, composition, and dynamic proportions. The graceful, smooth lines and elegant “sculpture of the round,” are reminiscent of another era of excellent architecture, the Japanese era. From the beginning of this century, Japanese architecture has...