|Greek Art 600-100 BC||BACK
|In Greek art the human figure emerged as a moving, breathing, entity, a severe, totally abstract style flourished. No other civilization has had so much of its art pillaged and destroyed. The Greeks didn't make art to be hidden in tombs because they disdained the thought that you could take it with you. It is hard to find original Greek art. However many Roman copies do exist. The Romans loved Greek art and even had factories churnings out copies. Lysippus is the most praised of Greek artists. Lysippus created Alexander's portrait as a god. But only copies of his works exist today. Lysippus is supposed to have remarked about his new style;
"The older artists represented men as they are, I represent them as they appear to the eye."
The End of the Party
Death of Sarpedon
Wine Pitcher from Rhodes
This listing of artists is not official. It is merely intended to group the artists in an easy to navigate format.
artists by period...
artists in alphabetical order...