Venus de Milo – the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans)
Greek Art tends to be in vague terms of vases, statues and architecture.
Greek art is mainly in four forms:
Architecture – houses, religious buildings like temples and tombs, and public buildings like city walls, theaters, stadia, and stoas.
Sculptures – small figurines and life-size statues, but also sculptures which were on the sides of buildings, and also tombstones.
Greek paintings from the Bronze Age. Paintings were painted on walls, as decoration for rooms, like murals or wallpaper. Greeks had a good deal of painted pottery from all periods of Greek history.
Mycenaean Art (1550 to 1200 BC) on the Greek mainland. Although the Mycenaean and Greek cultures were two separate entities, they occupied the same lands.The latter learned a few thing from the former, including how to build gates and tombs.
The Proto-Geometric era (1025 – 900 BC) the beginning of pottery to be decorated with simple shapes, black bands and wavy lines. Both technique in creating, and shapes of pots were being refined.
Geometric Art (900-700 BC). This early period from Greek art history shows how ancient artists adorned many of their works (vase paintings in particular) with precise geometric patterns.
Archaic Art (700-480 BC). During the Archaic period, Greek artists came into contact with ideas and styles from outside of Greece. It was also a time when vase painting and sculpture began to reflect Greek ideals.
Classical Art (480-323 BC). Often referred to as the “Golden Age” of Greece, the Classical era was a time when perfection was achieved in the arts – the Parthenon was constructed during this fruitful period.
Hellenistic Art (323-31 BC) new ideas permeated Greek art, and emotion, drama, and realism.