The Protogeometric Style.
The First Greek Style.
by Robert L. Murray, Jr.
The continuity between Mycenaean and Greek Art hangs by the thread of Submycenaean and Protogeometric pottery and the periods those potteries represent. This essay defines by significant examples the specific changes and development that took place during those periods, and attempts to show that the earliest example of Greek Art exemplified right at the start the dominant traits of all Greek Art through at least the Classical period: formalism and symmetry sof tened by the creative hand of the artist to produce a tension rather than a cold perfection.
As an aesthetic appraisal of the introductory stage of Greek Art, the work should be of interest to Art Historians and Classical Archaeologists, and more particularly to those interested in and teaching courses in Greek Art.
Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology
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