Artists who worked in this style adorned many of their works (vase paintings in particular) with precise curvilinear and rectilinear, or geometric, patterns - hence the period was dubbed "Geometric".
Horse | In this diminutive statue of a horse, the artist has captured the essence of the animal in all of its majestic beauty.
Man and Centaur | The simplicity and economy of Geometric art is evident in this small bronze statue that represents a man confronting a centaur.
Geometric Vase Painting
Dipylon Vase | The Dipylon Vase is decorated with precise geometric patterns, which are balanced by highly stylized and abstracted images of figures - it is a grand example of the Geometric style.
Art Speak | Definitions of the terms, techniques, and miscellaneous jargon used in describing ancient art are available in the Art Speak section - think of it as your personal art history guide!
Bibliography | The bibliography features a list of selected books specifically about ancient Greek and Roman art and art history.
John Boardman, the author of this book, is one of the most respected experts of ancient Greek art. And his work is an excellent introduction to the study of this subject, with images and text that brings Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture vividly to life.