Funerary Krater known as the Dipylon Vase. c. 750 - 700 BCE. Ceramic, Height 42 5/8".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dipylon-vase.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dipylon Vase detail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Prothesis_Dipylon_Painter_A517.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blinding of Polyphemus and Gorgons. c. 675 - 650 BCE. Height 56".
http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/images/pottery/painters/keypieces/tiverios/3-p54-medium.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geometric Style
Orientalizing Style

Geometric Amphora. 8th century BCE.
http://laurashefler.net/arthistory2010/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/neckamphorageometricccmh.c725bcejpg.jpg

Pitcher (Olpe) from Corinth. c. 600 BCE.
Ceramic with black-figure decoration, height 11 1/2".
http://faculty.etsu.edu/kortumr/06archaicgreece
/htmdescriptionpages/08corinthian.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Geometric Style - after 900 to 700 BCE
776 BCE
First Olympic games
750 - 700 BCE
Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey
  Orientalizing Style - 700 to 600 BCE
  Archaic Period - c. 600 to 480 BCE
563 BCE
Siddhartha (founder of Buddhism) born in Nepal
510 - 508 BCE
Athens establishes first democracy
499 - 490 BCE
Persians invade Greece, Athenians defeat Persians at the Battle of Marathon
  Classic Period - c. 480 to 323 BCE
  High Classic Period - c. 450 - 400 BCE
431 - 404 BCE
Peloponnesian Wars/ Sparta conquers Athens
  Late Classic Period - c. 400 to 323 BCE
395 - 387 BCE
Several Greek city-states battle Spartan dominance in Corinthian War
363 BCE
Alexander the Great comes to power and begins to spread Greek ways across the East
  Hellenistic Period - 323 to 31 BCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Archaic Period
c. 600 - 480 BCE

 

Standing Youth (Kouros). c. 600 BCE. Marble, height 6'1 ½".
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dOLTGvnSJWc/TbocATFF8qI/AAAAAAAAADE/ZET_YmdPELY/s1600/kouros.jpg
Anavysos Kouros. c. 530 BCE. Marble with remnants of paint, height 6' 4".
http://www.eveandersson.com/photo-display/large/greece/athens/national-archaeological-museum-kouros-statue-530-bc.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menkuare and His Wife, Queen Khamerernebty, from Giza. c. 2525 BCE. Slate, height 54 1/2".
http://legacy.earlham.edu/~vanbma/20th%20century/images/surveydayfour.htm
Anavysos Kouros. c. 530 BCE. Marble with remnants of paint, height 6' 4".
http://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/greek/anavysos-kouros-funerary.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getty Kouros. c. 530 BCE, or modern forgery. Marble, 81 1/8" x 21 1/2".
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=12908&handle=li
detail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kouros_Real_or_Fake.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berlin Kore. c. 570 - 560 BCE. Marble with remnants of red paint, height 6' 3".
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X_AcokvfZME/TYiK7U9IIkI/AAAAAAAAAjI/xGaGq3i2rSk/s1600/kore.jpg
Kore. c. 520 BCE. Marble, height 22".
http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/cardshowall.php?title=vis20-art-history

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconstruction of a painted Kore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Istanbul_-_Museo_archeologico_-_Mostra_sul_colore_nell%27antichità_02_-_Foto_G._Dall%27Orto_28-5-2006.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Man is the measure of all things." - Protagoras

 

Greek Pantheon
Zeus
The supreme god and god of the sky
Hera
Goddess of marriage, and married women
Poseidon
God of the sea
Demeter
Goddess of corn, fruit and agriculture in general
Apollo
God of the sun, music and poetry
Artemis
Goddess of the moon, hunting and chastity
Athena
Goddess of wisdom
Aphrodite
Goddess of love and beauty
Hermes
God of eloquence and speech
Ares
God of war
Hephaestus
God of fire and the chief workman of the gods
Dionysus
God of wine and merrymaking
Apollo Belvedere. c. 120 - 140 BCE or original c. 350 - 325 BCE. Marble.
http://www.genedorr.com/patches/Apollo/Ap17.html
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exekias. Dionysos in a Boat. Interior of an Attic black-figured kylix. C. 540 BC. Diameter 12".
http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/K12.16.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amphora - transportation of goods
hydria - water jar
olpe -
krater - mixing wine and water
lekythos - ceremonial oil jar
oinochoe - pouring wine
kantharos - cup for drinking
kylix - cup for drinking,
sometimes purely for decorative purpose
Standard Shapes of Greek Vessels
http://portal.bentonvillek12.org/kimwilliams/Greek/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-Figure Style
"Athenian painters adopted the Corinthian black-figure techniques which became the principal mode of decoration throughout Greece in the sixth century BCE" (Stokstad, 125).

 

 

Silhouette design against red clay
Internal details scratched away with needle like stylus
Technique favors a decorative, two-dimensional effect

Dionysos wtih Maenads. c. 540 BCE. Black-figure decoration on amphora.
http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/K12.28.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exekias. Achilles and Ajax Playing a Game of Draughts. Black-figured amphora. c. 540 BEC. Height 2'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exekias. Achilles and Ajax Playing a Game of Draughts (detail). Black-figured amphora. c. 540 BEC. Height 2'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psaiax. Herakles Wrestling the Nemean Lion. c. 525 BCE.