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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 14: Art of the Early Greeks

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(for individual student reference viewing only)

below: four examples of Aegean art from the previous lecture as a reminder:







below: map of ancient Greece (click on image for larger viewing):



below: timeline of ancient Greece (click on image for larger viewing):



below: Detail from geometric funerary amphora, c. 750 B.C. (National Museum, Athens):



below: Geometric funerary amphora, h: NA, c. 750 B.C. (National Museum, Athens):



below: Geometric centauromachy (Herakles and Nessos), solid cast bronze, c. 5" h, c. 800-700 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: Drawing showing linear conception of above geometric bronze:



below: Detail from neck of amphora (Odysseus blinding Polyphemus), from Athens, painted vase,
c. 16" h, c. 675-650 B.C. (Eleusis Museum):



below: Reversed image of Caulonian silver coin (Apollo), dia: NA, c. 500-480 B.C.
(Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford):




below: Gilgamesh Motif cylinder seal impression, Akkadian period, c. 2,400 B.C.
(Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore):



below: Herakles and the Kerkopes, high relief metope, from Temple C. Selinus, Sicily, limestone, c. 58" h,
c. 550-540 B.C. (National Museum, Palermo):




below: Gilgamesh motif, clay impression from Mesopotamian cylinder seal, h: NA, date: NA, (Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin):



below left: Egyptian figure, stone, h: NA, c. 3,200 B.C. (Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford):
below right: Greek kouros, bronze, h: NA, c. 700-600 B.C. (National Museum, Stokholm):



below: Trinity of King Menkaure (Mycerinus) with (left) Goddess Hathor, and (right) goddess of the nome of Diospolis Parva, green slate, 37.25" h, (Dynasty IV, Old Kingdom), c. 2,680-2,565 B.C.
(Egyptian Museum, Cairo):




below left: Kouros from Attica, stone, c. 6' h, c. 600-590 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):
below right: Grid for "Second Egyptian Canon":



below: Kouros from Attica, stone, c. 6' h, c. 600-590 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below left: Kouros from Attica, stone, c. 6' h, c. 600-590 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):
below right: King Tutankhamen, Tomb of King Tutankhamen, Valley of the Kings, Egypt, wood, black resin, gold, 69" h, (Dynasties XVIII, New Kingdom), c. 1,347-1,330 B.C. (Egyptian Museum, Cairo):

below from left to right:
Kouros from Attica, stone, c. 6' h, c. 600-590 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Kouros of Melos, stone, c. 7' h, c. 570-560 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
Kouros of Tenea, stone, c. 4.5' h, c. 550 B.C. (Glyptothek, Munich)
Kouros of Anavysos, stone, c. 6.3' h, c. 540-530 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
Pireaus Apollo, hollow cast bronze, c. 6' h, c. 530-520 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
Kouros for Aristodikos, stone, c. 6' h, c. 510-500 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
The Kritian Boy, stone, c. 2.8' h, c. 500-480 B.C. (Acropolis Museum, Athens)



below: Point chisel used by Egyptians compared to claw chisel invented by the Greeks c. 575-550 B.C.:



below left: Point chisel held perpendicular to the stone block:
below right: Claw chisel held at an oblique angle to the stone block and worked 'around' the form:




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