General Classical Art and Architecture Notes

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General A & A
Features of the archaic period in Free Standing sculpture
Patterned hair
Long hair on guys- Egyptian style
Bulky drapery that does not move in accordance with the body
Almond eyes
Non-naturalistic facial features
Archaic smile
Awkward stance- one foot in front of the other neither in movement or still
Stylisation
Harsh definition of Anatomy
Rigid symmetry as a form of perfection
Fists stuck by sides
Upright posture
Bilateral Symmetry
Vases about the Gods
Dionysus and the two maenads ­ Amasis Painter- Neck Amphora- 550-530BC
Dionysus sailing- Exekias- Drinking Cup- 540-530BC
Dionysus/ Herakles feasting in the presence of Athena, Hermes and a servant- Black
Figure...Lysippides painter/ Red figure Andokides painter...bilingual Amphora
Hector fighting Troy in the presence of Athena and Apollo- The berlin painter- Volute Krater-
490-480 BC
Apollo and Artemis slaying the Niobids- Niobid painter- calyx Krater- 475-450 BC
Perseus, Medusa and Athena- The pan painter- Hydria- 475-450 BC
Vases about women
Wedding of Thetis and Peleus- Sopholos Painter- Dinos- 580-570 BC
Women weaving- Amasis Painter- Lekythos- 550-530 BC
The wedding procession- Amasis Painter- Lekythos- 550 BC
Herakles fighting the Amazons- Euphronios- Volute Krater- 510-500 BC
Polyniekes and Eriphyle ­ The Chicago Painter- pelike- 460-450 BC
Boreas pursuing Oreithyia while her father grieves- Oinoche- 475-450 BC Oinoche
Heracles and the Hesperides- Meidias Painter- Hydria- 425-400BC
The Diskouroi abducting girls from the sanctuary of Athena- Meidias Painter -Hydria- 425
-400BC
Vases about Herakles
Herakles driving a bull to sacrifice- Black figure: Lysippides/ Red figure: Andokides ­ bilingual
Amphora- 530-515 BC
Heracles/ Dionysus feasting in the present of Athena, Hermes and a servant- Black figure:
Lysippides/ Red figure: Andokides ­ Bilingual Amphora- 530-515 BC
Herakles fighting the Amazons- Euphronios- Volute Krater- 510-500 BC
Herakles and the Hesperides- Meidias painter- Hydra- 425-400 BC

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Vases about War
Francious vase- Kleites- Volute Krater- 570 BC
Ajax and Achilles playing a game- Exekias- Amphora- 540-530 BC
Hector fighting Achilles in the presence of Athena and Hermes-The Berlin Painter- Volute
Krater- 490-480 BC
The fall of Troy- Kleophrades- Hydria- 500-575 BC
Vases about Myth
Perseus pursued by the Gorgons- The Gorgon painter- Dinos and Stand- 600-590 BC
Dionysus sailing- Exekias- Amphora-540-530 BC
Herakles Fighting the Amazons- Euphronios- Volute Krater- 510-500 BC
Artemis and Apollo slaying the Niobids- The Niobid Painter- Calyx Crater-…read more

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