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Archaic
The artistic style of 600-BCE in Greece , Characterized in part by use of the composite view for painted and relief figures and of Egyptian statues

Black-figure Painting

in early Greek pottery , the silhouetting of dark figures against a light background

Canon

A rule, for example, of proportion. The ancient Greeks considered beauty to be a matter of "correct" proportion and sought a canon of proportion, for the human figure and for buildings.

Capital

The uppermost member of a column, serving as a transition from the shaft to the lintel. In classical architecture, the form of the capital varies with the order

caryatid

a female figure that functions as s supporting column

cella

The chamber at the center of an ancient temple; in classical temple ,

classical

The art and culture of ancient Greece between 480 323 BCE Lowercase classical refers more generally to Greco-Roman art and culture

clerestory

The fenestrated part of a building that rises above the roofs of the other parts.

colonnade

A series or row of columns, usually spanned by lintels

contrapposto
an asymmetrical arrangement of the human figure in which the line of the arms and shoulders contrasts with while balancing those of the hips and legs.
Corinthian

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cuneiform

"wedged-shaped" A system of writing used in ancient Mesopotamia , in which wedge-shaped characters were produced by pressing a stylus into soft clay tablet, which was then baked or otherwise allowed to harden

Doric
One of the two systems (or orders) invented in ancient Greece for articulating the three units of the elevation of a classical buildingthe platform, the colonnade, and the superstructure (entablature). The Doric order is characterized by, among other features, capitals with funnel-shaped echinuses, columns without bases, and a frieze of triglyphs and metopes. See also Ionic.
facade

Usually, the front of a building :also, the other sides when they are emphasized architecturally

foreshortening

The use of perspective to represent in art the apparent visual contraction of an object that extends back in space at an angle to the perpendicular plane of sight.

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