A Journey Through the History of Greece

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. 

Geometric 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.
Geometric Period: 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.
Archaic Period: 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.
Archaic Period: This Peplos Kore is the female version of the male Kouros. Unlike the male, all female Kori are clothed.
Archaic Period: The Moschophoros is highly recognizable as being made during the Archaic Period due to it's highly recognizable "Archaic Smile".
Classical Period: 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.
Classical Period: 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.
Hellenistic Period: 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.
Hellenistic Period: 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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