GREEK IDEALISTIC VISION OF ART.
Three periods of Greek art. The Geometric period, the Early Classical period, the Hellenistic period. Art based on the idea of changeless absolutes and ideals. The Geometric Krater as an example of the style of the Geometric period. The severe style of the Classical period. "The Lacoon Group" sculpture of the Hellenistic period; its influence on Renaissance artists.
The artworks of a given era reflect the formalist, social, and economic realities of the period, exemplifying the prevailing artistic styles and the... more
The artworks of a given era reflect the formalist, social, and economic realities of the period, exemplifying the prevailing artistic styles and the social and economic structures which influence the arts. Artworks from three periods of Greek art--the Geometric period, the Early Classical period, and the Hellenistic period--show these different concerns and how Greek art developed. Overall, though, art in Greece developed around the central idea of changeless absolutes and ideals, and artists sought to embody the ideal in their work.
The Geometric period was an era which produced a good deal of pottery and other geometrically regular works. The Geometric krater from the Dipylon cemetery from the eighth century B.C. (De La Croix, Tansey, and Kirkpatrick 130) exemplifies the style