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Cycladic Art of Ancient Greece
Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Name Instructor Task Date Cycladic Art of Ancient Greece Introduction Cycladic art of ancient Greece is traced from 3300 to 2000 BCE and refers to the visual arts that existed in Cycladic civilization. Aegean Art comprises of 3 core branches, one of the branches being Cycladic art (Gardner & Fred, 68)…
Cycladic Art of Ancient Greece The Cycladic art is divided into three periods in which it developed to be an attractive and fine art globally. The first period is traced at around 2800 to 2500 BCE, followed by 2500 to 2200 BCE and lastly, 2200 to 200 BCE. Islands such as Paros, Antiparos, and Amorgos practiced the art during the 1st period. The 2nd period of the Cycladic art was practiced in Syros Island. Melos was the Island in which the third period of the Cycladic art was observed to have been practiced. Interestingly, the sculpture looks eerily modern when viewed by a person, although they are more than 4000 years. This factor makes learning of historical facts on the sculptures fascinating. The common feature of the sculptures is that they have a face that has a nose as the only feature (Lawrence & Reich, 19). It does not have further facial features like the ‘eyes’, ‘ears’ and ‘mouth’. Even though Cycladic art of archaic Greece started many years in the past, it came into prominence in the 20th century. The main reason that made it unpopular is the practice of looting sculptures that were erected and positioned in archeological sites. For this reason, the world has little information related to the Cycladic art (Lawrence & Reich, 19). ...
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