The Archaic sculptures are silent witnesses to the extraordinary development western society was about to undertake. The Kouros and Kore statues stand before a cultural revolution, all muscles tense, like a spring about to burst with energy into an extraordinary wave of classical thought. They stand with smiles frozen with meaning as if they knew what was about to occur [ more ]
At the National Museum of Athens: The ancient Greek Artist invented his own self and became the creator of god and man alike in a universe of perfect formal proportions, idealized aesthetic values and a newly found sense of freedom. This was a freedom from barbarism and tyranny [ more ]
Minoan Art was developed in the island of Crete, the cyclades, and the mainland about a thousand years before the celebrated Classical period of Greece. Visit our sister site, ancient-greece.org to learn more about the art and culture of Minoan Crete, the first advanced civilization of Europe.