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Lecture 7

FAH205H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Kylix, Dreros, Babylon

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Week 7
Greek Art refers to the art of the Greek cities in central and Northern Greece
and the Peloponnesos, and on the Greek islands but also to the art of the
Greek colonies in Southern Italy and Sicily (and elsewhere, such as the
coasts of the Black Sea and Egypt), and the Greek cities on the West Coast
of Asia Minor

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Chronology of Ancient Greek Art
we will be looking at the older period
we are looking at what happened
looking at 1100 BCE and moving down 900
it use to be called the dark ages since there was not much happening
we now refer to this period at Proto-Geometric
Next we have Geometric period
artistic term
period gets its name for the style of art
influences from eastern world

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Some standard shapes of Greek vessels
diagram of common pottery shapes
amphora- storage jar
function is the shape of jar
oil and wine would be in it
the middle row is where the handles look like
krater comes from the greek word to mix
dilatation of water and wine would occur into
ole and oinochoe- have a handle for pouring
kylix and kanthanos- drinking cups
mouth- is the opening at the top of a vase
neck- is usually the narrow part that leads from the
body of the vase to the mouth
body- this is the main part of the vase. It is usually the
largest part
foot- this is the part of the base that meets the floor
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