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5.2: Key Learning Items

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    22861
  • Learning Objectives

    After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

    • Understand and apply the concepts and terminology of Ancient Greek art
    • Investigate and apply the fundamental questions we ask when looking at art objects from this era
    • Discuss, collaborate, and generate understanding as to the meaning of Ancient Greek art
    • Assess and evaluate the impact of Ancient Greek art on the continued evolution of Western art

    Key Questions to Ask

    While you are reviewing the content of this module, consider the following questions:

    • What are the features of Greek art and architecture?
    • What elements of Greek art and architecture do you still see today?
    • What are the parts of a Greek temple?
    • How did Greek sculpture change from the Archaic to Classical periods?
    • What are the major differences in the Bronze age sites at Knossos and Mycenae?What was the purpose of each site?
    • What structural innovations or conveniences were provided by the architecture?
    • What elements of Greek art and architecture do you still see today?

    Key Vocabulary Terms

    • Geometric art
    • krater
    • amphora
    • black figure
    • red figure
    • Archaic art
    • Kouros
    • contrapposto
    • Classical art
    • canon
    • pediment
    • frieze
    • column
    • capital
    • Doric order
    • Ionic order
    • entablature
    • metope
    • caryatid
    • symmetria

    Here are links to art history glossaries that will help you better understand the above key vocabulary terms.

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