Arts

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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek art is mainly in four forms: architecture, sculpture, painting, and painted pottery.

Architecture includes houses, religious buildings like temples and tombs, and public building like city walls, theaters, stadia, and stoas.

Sculpture includes small figurines and life-size statues, but also relief sculptures which were on the sides of buildings, and also tombstones.

We have very little Greek painting from the Classical period; most of what we have is from the Bronze Age. The paintings were painted on walls, as decoration for rooms, like murals or wallpaper. On the other hand, we have a good deal of painted pottery from all periods of Greek history (down to the Hellenistic).

Modern day Greece