4 pages research paper and 2 pages gallery report about sculpture, art & design homework help


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1. research paper.

you are required to choose a potter/ceramic sculptor/clay tradition and write a paper(4pages at least) that analyzes examples of the objects produced with respect to one or more of following:ideas, inspiration,traditions, lineage history, geography and working methods. I will give you a suggest lists which you can choose one to analyzes, do not use too complicated words and sentences.

2. gallery report

you are required to visit a gallery or museum that exhibits artworks made of clay, and write a short report(2 pages) to describe the work and your reaction to it.

because my class is sculpture class, you have to use some sculpture words to analyze the research and the tea cups, you need to think how they made the tea cups.

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School: Rice University


Research Paper: Greek Pottery
The Greek pottery has its origin from Mycenaean tradition. The Greeks borrowed both
their pot forms and decorations from the Mycenaean tradition. The earliest stylistic period of the
Greek pottery is known as Geometric and lasted from 1000 to 700 BCE (Luke, 2003). During the
Geometric period, the surface of the pots with covered in a network of fine patterns that was
dominated by circles and arcs. The decorative vocabulary developed during the Geometric
period was later enriched with devices such as herringbone, checker, triangle, meander, as well
as swastika. The succeeding styles were characterized by these forms and the gradual
introduction of animals and finally the appearance of human figures (Luke, 2003). The styles
were geometrized and arranged symmetrically around the pot. The styles also appeared in
angular silhouettes around the pot. The styles used in the pots showed narrative scenes that were
obtained from popular myths such as Heracles.
The Greek pottery is very important in history due to its intrinsic beauty, decoration, and
for the demonstrating the progress of the Greek pictorial art. The Greeks used pottery vessels for
storage, transport as well as for drinking purposes. The smaller vessels were used by the Greeks
for perfumes and unguents. The existence of very many surviving Greek pottery vessels can be
attributed to the durability of the fired clay used in pottery (Coldstream & Mazar, 2003). The
Greeks heavily relied on pottery vessels demonstrated in their art as other materials were either
unavailable at the time or expensive. The availability of clay to the Greeks led to the increased
production of artistic pottery vessels. The increased trading activities in the 7th and 8th centuries
led to the introduction of Eastern influence Greek pottery. An example of the oldest paintings by

the Greek is the Panatheniac amphora. The Panatheniac amphora was painted by Berlin Painter
pottered between 480-470BCE. The painting has a vertical inscription TON ATHENETHEN
ATHLON that is believed to be from the Athens games. As a result, the jars were inspired by the
Athenian games. The black-figure amphora that contained a similar shape to the painting was
awarded to the winners in the panathenaic games popular among the Athens (Coldstream &
Mazar, 2003). Athena is demonstrated sandwiched between Doric columns conquered by cocks.
The Athenians were well known for their games such as wrestling among others and the painting
in this case depicts the Athenian culture.
The influence of Eastern on Greek poetry is best manifested...

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