Greek Art, the Basis of Later European Art

Greek Art, the Basis of Later European Art

Greek Art, the Basis of Later European Art

Greek Art, the Basis of Later European Art

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In any large art gallery or museum the visitor is presented with various types of art. He may see contemporary paintings, sculpture, furniture, utensils and decorations, objects familiar to him, as well as the work of the Renaissance from which later Europe has drawn its inspiration; he may see fascinating objects from little known civilizations; sculpture from India, paintings from China, textiles and metal work with intricate Persian or Moorish design are set before him, only to attract while their strangeness almost repels him; and he may see the sculpture, the frescoes and vase paintings, the utensils of ancient Greece and Rome. It is evident to one who watches the visitor that only the art of Greece and Rome makes an appeal like that of modern art, an appeal to which he immediately responds. It is . . .

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