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Cultural Achievements of Ancient Greece: Art & Architecture

By Jamie Baeg and Ania Lakritz

Jamie Baeg

on 9 November 2012

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Transcript of Cultural Achievements of Ancient Greece: Art & Architecture

By Jamie Baeg & Ania Lakritz
Period 4 Cultural Achievements of Ancient Greece Idealism Art & Architecture of Classical Greece The Greeks developed a Classical style in art focused on idealism.
Artists tried to achieve an ideal image of beauty in their works.
Polyclitus, a Greek sculptor, wrote a treatise stating body proportions that he deemed beautiful. Sculptures The sculptures in this time period often depicted people with relaxed attitudes.
The lifelike sculptures were a representative of ideal beauty. Temples The greatest representative of Greek architecture of this time period was shown in the temples built to the gods.
The structures were mostly made of marble and were supported by numerous columns lining the outside.
Three types of columns were created in Greece: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Parthenon One of the most well-known architectural achievements of Greece was the Parthenon located in Athens.
This monument was dedicated to the patron god of Athens, Athena.
It included a 40-foot statue of Athena made of marble, jewels, and other precious materials. Doric Ionic Corinthian
Greek art and architecture continued to influence future civilizations and time periods after its decline (Hellenistic Age, Rome, Byzantine Empire, European Renaissance, etc.)
Today, Greek styles can still be seen in modern buildings like federal government buildings and monuments. Modern Connection The End
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