Hello everyone and welcome to Week 6 of ART F261X.

Please do the following before 11:59pm, Sunday, October 9th.

1. Go through the material in the Ancient Greek wing, specifically the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

2. Respond to the discussion questions posted in the Slack channels #week6part1 and #week6part2.   Remember to comment on at least two of your classmate’s responses.

Slack channel #week6part1

  • In the Classical period artists tried to represent ideal proportions in both the human body and in temple building. How does the art of the period demonstrate changing views on ideal proportion and how do you see this same preoccupation in our own contemporary society?

Slack channel #week6part2

  • Some people claim that Hellenistic art was a progression of Greek humanist values while others see it as a regression. Where do you weigh in on this issue? Can you see both sides of the argument?