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|Publication Date||June 3, 2008|
Greece has a rich and varied artistic history, most classy and riviting. Spanning some 5000 years and beginning in the Cycladic and Minoan prehistorical civilization, giving birth to Western classical art in the ancient period (further developing this during the Hellenistic Period), to taking in the influences of Eastern civilizations and the new religion of Orthodox Christianity in the Byzantine era and absorbing Italian and European ideas during Romanticism period (with the invigoration of the Greek Revolution), right up until the Modernist and Postmodernist periods. Greek art is mainly four forms: architecture, sculpture,painting and painted pottery.
The art of ancient Greece has exercised an enormous influence on the culture of many countries from ancient times until the present, particularly in the areas of sculpture and architecture. In the West, the art of the Roman Empire was largely derived from Greek models. In the East, Alexander the Great's conquests initiated several centuries of exchange between Greek, Central Asian and Indian cultures, resulting in Greco-Buddhist art, with ramifications as far as Japan. Following the Renaissance in Europe, the humanist aesthetic and the high technical standards of Greek art inspired generations of European artists. Well into the 19th century, the classical tradition derived from Greece dominated the art of the western world. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
About the Author
Helen Elliott Bandini was an American writer, primarily of Californian history.
Helen Elliott Bandini was born in Indianapolis and educated in public schools. She came to California in 1874 when her father was president of Indiana Colony, which founded Pasadena, California. She married Arturo Bandini who was the author of several books, includi