APAH Greece Reading Questions

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APAH GREECE: READING QUESTIONS T. FLEMING Name: ____________________________________________

Complete the questions as you read; bullet points are acceptable!

THE GEOMETRIC AND ORIENTALIZING PERIODS

1) Define:

Kore

2) List three characteristics typical of vase decoration from the Geometric period. 3) Why was the 7th century known as the “Orientalizing” period in Greek art? 4) List three characteristics of the Daedalic style:

THE ARCHAIC PERIOD

5) Define:

contrapposto Euphronius Exekias . kouros (kouroi)

APAH GREECE: READING QUESTIONS T. FLEMING

6) 7) Draw a simple floor plan of a typical Greek temple and identify the following features:

peristyle, naos or cella, pronaos, stylobate, column-in-antis.

Draw a Doric column and an ionic column:

Doric Ionic

8) What features of the warrior from the west pediment of the temple of Aphaia at Aegina mark it as archaic? 9) What features of the warrior from the east pediment of the temple of Aphaia at Aegina illustrate the new Classical mode?

THE EARLY AND HIGH CLASSICAL PERIODS

10) What mythological subject was represented on the east pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia

APAH GREECE: READING QUESTIONS T. FLEMING

11) In what way does the style of these figures lead scholars to call the Early Classic phase of Greek art the “Severe Style”? How did the advent of contrapposto change this style? 12) 13) One of the most frequently copied classical statues was the Doryphoros; briefly describe his principle of symmetria. What was the main style of the Parthenon? Ionic elements used in it are: 14) Like Polykleitos, the creators of the Parthenon believed that beauty was achieved by the use of harmonious mathematical proportions. However, the architects deviated from the strict mathematical precision. List three illustrations of this deviation. 15) What do the metopes of the Parthenon depict, and what are they thought to symbolize? 16) Why is the Erechtheion an unusual building? 17) List three stylistic features that characterize the relief of Nike Fastening Her Sandal.

APAH GREECE: READING QUESTIONS T. FLEMING THE LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD

18) Briefly characterize the ways in which the work of the following sculptors differed from the work of sculptors of the 5 th century.

Praxiteles Lysippos

19) The main advantage of a Corinthian capital over an Ionic capital was:

THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD

20) List three works that you think best represent the realistic bent of Hellenistic sculptors. What makes them good examples? 21) What subject was depicted in the statue of Laocöon and his sons? How does its style relate?

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