Archaic Greek Art and Architecture (750-480 B.C.)
Greek architecture, sculpture, painting, and luxury crafts from the late Geometric period to the Persian invasions. In addition to close study of the major works, we shall be paying particular regard to their cultural context and to key issues such as Greece’s indebtedness to the Near East, nakedness in art and life, pictorial narrative, art and politics, the symposium, the luxury crafts, sculptural and ceramic techniques, and the emergence of the creative artist. Whenever possible, newly discovered work will be included and given special attention.
This course fulfills the following Major requirements: Geographical areas (A) and Chronological period (I).