Greek & Roman Art & Architecture Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Greek & Roman Art & Architecture
Discusses Greek form vs. Roman space in architecture and idealism vs. realism in sculpture.
# 17908 | 1,350 words | 9 sources | 1989 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Architecture (Ancient) , Art (Sculpture) , Art (General)

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"Greek and Roman art and architecture were both innovative and distinguished by features which can be compared and contrasted. In both cultures the major trends in art and architecture were set in their respective archaic periods. However, the comparison and contrasting of both are best restrained to the more mature periods of each society.
Classical Greek art begins around the Fifth Century B.C. During this time the Greeks had consolidated their military victories by ousting the Persian invaders, reduced civil unrest by removing the old kingships and replacing them with oligarchies and democracies, and limited the mercantilism of the Greek poli or city.states (Greer 66-69). In terms of art and architecture, however, it should be remembered that Greek art was largely commissioned by the demos of relatively small cities (...)"

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