The art history of Greece is made up of four different time periods and style; Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic. The artworks in this gallery are arranged in order according to period.
This terracotta relief plaque is from the beginning of Greek art, the Geometric Period. A way to determine this is by the artwork being very stylized and not with proper human anatomy.
This Cypriot clay bird shaped askos is also of the Geometric Period. It is visible through the lack of precision in the shaping of the bird.
This statue of Kouros is part of the Archaic Period. Many sculptures during this time have a unique facial feature called the "Archaic Smile". It also resembles the Egyptian statues.
This Peplos Kore is the female version of the male Kouros. Unlike the male, all female Kori are clothed.
The Moschophoros is highly recognizable as being made during the Archaic Period due to it's highly recognizable "Archaic Smile".
The Kritios Boy is from the Classical Period of Greece. An aspect that shows this is the boy's stance, called contrapasto. It is a more natural looking stance than the previous Kouros.
The winged Goddess Nike adjusting her sandal is from the Classical Period. Her clothing is much more natural looking as well as her body figure.
Asklepios is a statue made of bronze. Bronze-work became very popular during the Hellenistic Period. Also the sculptures during this time period were more realistic and had visible emotions.
Although this is a replica of the original, Laocoon and his sons was originally created during the Hellenistic Period. Unlike the previous periods, the sculpture seems to be alive.
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