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Thread: Favorite Period in Art History?
February 24th, 2008 #1
Favorite Period in Art History?
oook, so after doing several hours of image cards for my art history class i decided to start this thread. I want to know what everyone's favorite period in art history is. Is it Ancient Greek? Romanesque? Medievil? Or do you simply not give a darn about the history of art?
My personal favorite is Greek. I feel that the beauty of the human figure hasn't quite been captured like the masters that sculpted famous works such as the Venus Di Milo, The Scraper, or the Warship Nike did. Plus the Ancient Greeks had a profound influence on almost all western architecture produced sense their time.
I thought this might be an interesting topic seeing as we're all "artists" here, and to see how many of us appreciate art's history. Sorry if there has already been a thread on this.
Last edited by Toxdel; February 24th, 2008 at 04:05 AM.
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I like the present, we've got the most stuff.
February 24th, 2008 #5
@BuckWeisel- actually the scrapper is considered late classical ancient Greek but your right about the Roman copy thing, its a shame that most of the original works were lost because they were supposedly even better then the copies made by the romans. Hellenistic is a sub-category of Ancient Greek, but probably the strongest of the ancient Greek categories. I'm a fan of Ancient Greek as a whole though
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February 24th, 2008 #7
I'm torn between now and the renaissance. The Renaissance because the art was new, pure, amazing. But now because your art doesn't need to be part of some form of religion like it did back then.
Overall I think our time period sucks, but we are exposed to so much, each of us can go any way possible with our style. There is almost no limit.
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February 24th, 2008 #9
Right now is a pretty good time in art. With the invention of the internet, and the ease at which people can access information, trends, and techniques can be transfered fast. We are also seeing less location specific styles of art for the same reason. Its becoming more of a simple question of time rather then location. Sad thing is that most of the famous art right now is abstract stuff and there is a good chance that when art historians of later years look at this period the thing they will probably focus most on is the trends in abstract art; probably over looking most of the effort that got put into entertainment art such as concept design.
-ya never know though, maybe mediums will expand and a large mention of digital work will develop in art historians essays.
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now. there's a whole lot of cool stuff happening now where everything goes, but nothing's taken for granted cuz the shackles of modern/postmodern idealogy are gone. a good time to be an artist!
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February 24th, 2008 #12
Helenistic is not a sub catagory of ancient Greek. It is an entirely different and distinct period of history. The ruling people though they would have called themselves Greek (much like the Bizantine empire still called itself Rome) where not Greek. And the ruling system was completely different we saw imperialism instead of seperate city states and democracy.
And the Venus di Milo is helenistic. It was sculpted my Alexandros of antioch on the meander.
February 24th, 2008 #13
I liked the 40's - 50's era.
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