A Companion to Greek Art by Tyler Jo Smith and Dimitris Plantzos

By Tyler Jo Smith and Dimitris Plantzos

A accomplished, authoritative account of the advance Greek paintings during the 1st millennium BC.
An important source for students facing the paintings, fabric tradition and heritage of the post-classical world
Includes voices from such different fields as artwork historical past, classical reviews, and archaeology and provides a variety of perspectives to the topic
Features an leading edge workforce of chapters facing the reception of Greek artwork from the center a while to the present
Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, in addition to Workshops and Technology
Includes 4 significant sections: varieties, instances and locations Contacts and Colonies pictures and Meanings Greek artwork: old to old

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3 A Companion to Greek Art The current publication, a collaborative effort joining scholars of various nationalities, career stages, and specializations, is designed with a variety of aims in mind. Its division into several parts is intended to guide readers through a narrative that is, on the one hand, factually oriented and technically detailed, and, on the other, thematic, contextual, and historiographical. The authors have been selected to represent not only their various areas of expertise, but also for their different perspectives and approaches.

Should we even try? Is it valid to speak of earrings and fibulae in the same breath as Skopas and Mnesikles? 1) as worthy of our attention as an Athenian red-figure vase? Where, if at all, shall we draw the line? 2), and perirrhanteria make the A-list? What about roof tiles and gutters; or, indeed, the ‘lost’ arts of weaving and basketry? Is it simply the inclusion of figure decoration, both mythological and everyday, on such ritual or utilitarian objects that allows them to join the corpus? Surely, the answer must lie somewhere between design and function, material and process.

While scholars of ancient Greek art and archaeology may no longer support all of Winckelmann’s assertions or all aspects of his model, the terms ‘Archaic’ and ‘Classical’ are still in use as chronological descriptions. These traditional periods have been provided with absolute dates based on historical events. Thus the Archaic period begins with the founding of the Olympic Games in 776 BC and ends with the Persian Wars in 480/79 BC. The Classical period then runs until the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.

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