Minoan Art Discussion

Post answers to the following:

  1. Minoan art is comprised of frescoes containing many bright colors and images of everyday recreational activities. Previously in Module 3, we discussed Egyptian frescoes. What differences between Minoan and Egyptians frescoes have you observed? Please discuss specific examples.
  2. Respond to at least one classmate’s post by offering additional details or ideas, a different perspective, or links to interesting, relevant articles or websites. Conclude with a question or new idea to further stimulate the discussion.

classmate response )

Throughout Module 4, I realized Minoan artwork differs noticeably from Egyptian frescoes. Differences I noticed include, first of all, the fresco technique itself; Minoans utilized true fresco (wet), while Egyptians used fresco secco (dry). Additionally, most Egyptian frescoes revolved around Religious subjects, while Minoan works focused on nature. Finally, Egyptian artworks were stiff and used shapes with sharp lines, while Minoan pieces exercised curved shapes and fluid lines. Examples of these differences can be further visually analyzed in the Minoan fresco, Bull-leaping and the Egyptian frescoes painted on tomb walls)

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