The Classicist's picture gallery
The overriding impression of the classical arts is of opulence, solid performance, and the application of practical skills.
Enjoy the splendours of classical art and architecture! By registering for our course, Greek and Roman Art and Architecture [CLS2602 - Stream C], you will be introduced in fuller detail to architecture, vase-painting, sculpture, painting as well as mosaic. You will also learn in more general terms about other artistic achievements of the era.
The best survival of any art form, is Greek vases of which the earliest finds have been identified as being representative of the tenth century BC. For at least five centuries there were several major periods, important developments, and many famous potters and painters - until it gently faded in the late fifth century. Greek vases are probably more important now, artistically and commercially, than they ever were in antiquity, owing to the high level of their technical execution.
Due to copyright restrictions we can only encourage you to consult the book by PE Arias. 1962. A History of Greek Vase Painting. Thames and Hudson. London.