It’s All Greek
August 28, 2012
The Greeks have long been known for their orders of architecture in their building columns known as Doric, Ionic and Corinthian, their pottery vases and their many types of ornamentatal motifs. The geometrical motif known as the fret or meander commonly referred to as the Greek key pattern is attributed to the Greeks. They borrowed designs from nature in their honeysuckle and antefix motifs. Among their long lasting contributions are their vases which were ornamental and used in various functions of daily life. Their furniture was decorated with ornamental motifs and the chairs had back rails curved in a concave or klismos shape resembling the curve of a human back. The beauty of Greek design is in the attention to graceful beauty and elegant proportion in design. See what you think of these Greek designs.
Examples of ancient Greek pottery forms: (A) bell krater, (B) lebes, (C) skyphos, (D) aryballos, (E) hydria, (F) volute krater, (G) kantharos, (H) psykter, (I) kylix, (J) stamnos, (K) alabastron, (L) oinochoe, (M) lekythos, and (N) amphora.