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Archaic and Dark Ages by Mind Map: Archaic and Dark Ages
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Archaic and Dark Ages

Background: Migration of Greeks

Greeks came from nomadic people, settled in northern Greece.

First greeks were Aiolians

Second wave of Greeks were the Ionians. First philosophers came from them.

Third and final wave were the Dorians, in from about 1200 B.C.E

The dates to the Dark ages were 1200 to 800 B.C.E

Art of the Dark Ages

Had little to no art

They actually had little to no architecture at the time.

Some sculptures were made, but because of lack of time, they only mad small ones.

Geometric Pottery

Geometric pottery would often be plain or boring.

Usually used as a grave stone.

Late Geometric: the same as earlier eras, only they are a lot larger than the other ones.

Utilized and relied on geometric shapes in order to create nicer patterns.

Characteristics of Greek Vase Painting

There were six characteristics that painters and sculptors must live by in order to make the art full of life.

Archaic Age: Sculpture

Kouros Figures

ARchaic Smile was the fact that the statue was given a certain sort of facial expression.

Kore Figures

Archaic Age: Origins

The Archaic age lasted from around 800 to 476 B.C.E.

Everything was much more calm, because most of the people had already settled into their new homelands,

During this age, the Greek alphabet came into places, soon to make a much more versatile writing system for the Greeks.

The Archaic age was also the birth for the great epic stories, written by Homer.

Archaic Age Ceramics

Ceramics were often used for trading and storage.

Red Figures were painted on, whilst black figures were etched using scratches.