Ancient Greek Art & Architecture
Course duration: 30 hours
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
An overview of Ancient Greek art, including painting, sculpture and architecture, and a look at how it changed over the years. Ancient Greek art and culture have become cornerstones of modern western society. It remains present in popular culture and one can see its reiterations on film, art, architecture, and literature. However, throughout ancient Greek civilisation art underwent several distinct changes in medium, style, use, and accessibility.
Greek architects provided some of the finest and most distinctive buildings in the entire Ancient World and some of their structures, such as temples, theatres, and stadia, would become staple features of towns and cities from antiquity onwards. In addition, the Greek concern with simplicity, proportion, perspective, and harmony in their buildings would go on to greatly influence architects in the Roman world and provide the foundation for the classical architectural orders which would dominate the western world from the Renaissance to the present day.