Towards a Geometric Perfection: the Arts and Crafts of Early Greece
Speaker: Irene Lemos, Oxford University
February 13, 2014, 6pm
Business Administration Building, C Wing, Room 116 (BAC 116)
This lecture will look at the work of the craftsmen and artists of the period from 1200 to 700 BCE. Though Mycenaean architecture and art have been greatly admired and the Archaic and Classical Greek monuments, ceramics, and sculpture are well known and discussed, the achievements of the early Greek artists and craftsmen are less acknowledged and often even ignored.
In the lecture Professor Lemos will explore the ceramics, personal ornaments, tools, and buildings of the period and argue that the early Greek craftsmen and artists achieved and accomplished a lot during a period when much social and cultural change took place. Indeed, their skills and achievements pioneered the perception of what is considered to be Greek art.
Irene Lemos is Professor of Classics at Oxford University and has been the Director of excavations and publications at Lefkandi in Euboea, Greece since 2002. She has authored and edited a plethora of books, articles and other publications on the archaeology and art of early Greece from 1200-500BCE, most recently Ancient Greece. From the Mycenaean Palaces to the Age of Homer, Edinburgh University Press 2006.
This is the AIA’s Kress Lecture for 2013-2014
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