The Helenistic Period

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Hellenistic Period Alexander the great perished in the year 323 BC. His immense empire deteriorated and was split into many different kingdoms. This breakup symbolizes the thoughts and tendencies of the artists in the Hellenistic era. The old art centers were contained in the Greek mainland, but in the islands, such as Rhodes, and the cities in the eastern Mediterranean, called Alexandria, Antioch, and Pergamon. During this time, the Corinthian order was developed. It was the …

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…have some sort of emotion or feeling, whether it be agony, happiness, or bravery. This period of art was very subjective and is why this period in the art of the Greeks was, in my opinion, the most inspiring. Bibliography The History of Art by H. W. Janson