Archaic and Dark Ages
by Brian Herrera
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Archaic and Dark Ages
The Greeks came
from groups of
The first Greeks to arrive were probably the
Aeolians, they were very peaceful and
settled in northern Greece.
The second wave of Greeks were the Ionians,
the first philosophers came from the Ionians and
were very intelligent, wealthy, and had better
The third wave of Greeks were the Dorians
which arrived around 1200 B.C.E. and were
the most warlike of all the Greeks.
The Dorians conquered most of
their area and wiped out the other
groups of Greeks., New node
The Dark Ages
The Dark Ages occured because
the Dorians had no time to focus
on art because they were to busy
The Art of the Dark Ages
The three arts the
Dorians had were
Dorians didn't have much Architecture or
Frescoes but did have sculptures to signify
victories over the centaurs.
Six pots that were mainly known as
ceramics were the Hydria, Lekythos,
Krater, Amphora, Kylix, Oenochoe., The Hydria was used to pour
water or other liquids., The Lekythos was used to pour oil., The Krater was used to mix
water and wine., The Amphora was used to
store both liquids and dry
goods., The Kylix was a drinking cup., The Oenochoe was a pouring jug.
Early Geometric vases had many shapes to
fill the vase and this shows that the
Greeks had little idea of how else to fill the
Late Geometric vases started in 750 B.C.E.,
were very big, alot more detailed, and were
used as grave markers., The vases also told many stories.
The characteristics of
Greek vase painting.
Horror vacui: The needs to full every
little space with some sort of
Rigid division of vase into a
rational and balanced order.
The use of geometric shapes
Three horizontal lines
seperate each change of
The most important scene is placed
between the handles where the vase swells
How the representation of
the Human body on these
vases match the Greek
idea of humans.
The human division into geometry reflects the
fact that during te Dark Ages, the Greeks had no
sense of humans as a whole, as a willing
The Greeks settled down and their society
became stable. Architecture and much
more of art resumed.
The Pheonicions were the
ones who started the activity.
The development of the
Archaic Age 400-476 B.C.E.
The Greeks produced
large amounts of ceramics
during the Archaic Age.
The Greeks produced large
amounts of ceramics to trade and
The city that dominated the
production of ceramics was
It was used to tell stories
The figures were carved in
instead of being painted on.
The pottery reflects the
scene and the theater.
He painted Ajax and Achilles.
Exekias focused our attention by having
many images pointed in the direction of the
Difficult to scratch in details.
Difficult to scratch curved lines.
Detail are weak.
The red figure technique is similar to the
black figure only that the red figures are
Advantages of Red figure: Easier to paint very fine
detail, Lines can overlap, Easy to paint in
expression, and Artist can control texture by
controlling the line.
A vase with a black and red figure.
Achilles and Ajax are
playing a game of dice with