I have made quite extensive notes and don't intend to put them all on here as well. So I'm not even going to go back through my text book but just pop down the some of the stuff I remember most....
- The ancient Greeks hugely influenced Western arts and culture.
- Statues, sculptures etc would have been brightly coloured and ornate. With silver, gold and jewels not the plain white that we tend to think of
- Lots of statues are Roman or later copies. Most painting we only know about from descriptions. Some vase painting remains. Can see architectural remains e.g. The Parthenon.
- The Elgin marbles are from the Parthenon and are NOT gigantic spherical 'marbles' as some people (!) may have previously thought!
Archaic - 7th to 5th century
Classical - 5th century onwards
Kouroi - idealised male youth. Stiff and always same stance and emphais on muscular frame - always nude
Kouros - female idealised - always clothed
Idealisation to naturalisation and realism - basis of Western art
Foreshortening - realistic rather than stylised
See image for evolution of realism.