Cycladic art

DEFINITION

Art of Neolithic settlers, 2500 to 2000 B.C., in central Aegean islands called the Cyclades, which included Naxos, Paros and Delos. Characteristic of Cycladic Art were formal qualities that remain "universally esteemed". Included are marble statues, vases carved from stone with holes drilled for thongs, "water mirrors, palettes and fine pottery." Source: Kimberley Reynolds and Richard Seddon, "Illustrated Dictionary of Art Terms". <br><br>The art of an ancient (c. 2800-1400 BCE) culture on a group of islands of southeast Greece in the southern Aegean Sea, especially those surrounding the small island of Delos.(pr. si-KLA-d&#601;k)Examples:Cyclades, c. 2800-2700 BCE, Statuette of a seated harp player, late Early Cycladic I-Early Cycladic II, marble, height with harp 11 1/2 inches (29.21 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See statuette.Cyclades, attributed to the Bastis Master, c. 2600-2400 BCE, Statuette of a woman, Early Cycladic II, late Spedos type, marble, height 24 3/4 inches (62.79 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

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