History of Art



  Cave Art

  Egyptian Art

  Greek Art


  Middle Ages

  Middle Ages

  Roman Art














Ancient Greek Art Conclusion

           A short walk thought Washington D.C. clearly shows the impact the Greeks have had on architectural design even today.  As you study art history of the Renaissance, it will be very familiar in design to that of the Greeks.  The Renaissance was a rebirth of Classical Greek and Roman ideas and art.  As with others areas, the Art of Ancient Greece has had a large impact on Western Civilization.

Other Sites:

Ancient Vase Paintings - Google Results 

History Link 101's Greek Art Page



Govignon, Brigitte (1995).  The Beginners Guide to Art, Harry N Abrams, Inc., Publishers.

Marceau, Jo (editor), (1997).   Art A World History,  DK publishing.

Saccardi, Marianne. (1997).  Art in Story; Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children, Linnet Professional Publications

Silvers, Larry (1993).  Art In History, Abbeville Press.

Romei, Francisca (1995).  The Story of Sculpture, Peter Bedrick Books.

Flon, Christine (1998).  The World Atlas of Architecture, Chancellor Press.

Norwich, John Julius, (1975).  Great Architecture of the World, Mitchell Beazley Publishers Limited.

Wood, Michael, (1989). Art of the Western World Vol. 1&2 (Video Tape), Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Wilkins, David, G. & Schultz, Bernard. (1990).  Art Past Art Present, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Questions to Consider:


1) What type of materials did the Greeks use in their sculpture?

2) What shape is a Corinthian Temple?

3) What is the common colors of the Greek Vase Paintings?


4) Describe the difference between the Archaic and Hellenistic Sculpture.

5) Describe the difference between Egyptian and Greek Temples in their appearance. (see Egyptian Art Lesson for temples)


6) Why do you think the Greeks choose the subjects (i.e. the objects of painting/sculpture) they did for their painting/sculptures?

7) How realistic or abstract are the sculptures of the Greeks?  What is the artist trying to portray about the Ancient Greek Culture in their sculpture?


African Art Lesson 1 2 3 4 Cave Art Lesson 1 2 3 4
 Mesopotamia Art Lesson 1 2   Egyptian Art Lesson 1 2 3 4 5
Greek Art Lesson 1 2 3 4 5    Roman Art Lesson 1 2 3
Middle Ages Art 1 2 3 4 5 6   Middle Ages Architecture 1 2 3 4 5