Minoan Art Discussion

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  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.
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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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Running head: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MINOAN AND EGYPTIAN FRESCOES 1

Differences between Minoan and Egyptian Frescoes
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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MINOAN AND EGYPTIAN FRESCOES

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Differences between Minoan and Egyptian Frescoes
The differences between the Minoan and Egyptian frescoes are evident in three main
areas. First, the subject of the Egyptian frescoes is religious for example the paintings of the
Egyptians gods and political for example the portraits of the Egyptian deity, pharaoh. On the
other hand, Minoan’s frescoes advance secular and nature themes for example illustrations of
portraits (Pareschi, Favalli, & Boschi, 2006). Second, ...

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