Ancient Art Lecture Series “The Greeks and the Beginnings of Western Art” A special 90 minute lecture by Dr. David Miano – Wednesday, February 24, 2016. 6:30-8:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016. 6:30-8:00 pm.

vaseThere is no better introduction to Western artistic conventions than with an exploration of the art of ancient Greece. Greek art was an expression of humanism, and it refined the naturalistic representations of the material world. It was not art for the sake of mere decoration or for the expression of the artist’s individual philosophy, but it was a medium for the ennoblement of the human being. Much of the style, and many of the techniques of the Greek artists, were adopted by the Romans, making their way into Europe, and finally into our modern culture. We thus can understand art today better by knowing the work of the Greeks. Dr. Miano will take us on a tour through Greek painting, sculpture, and architecture, highlighting the purpose and unique features of each, and introducing us to famous Greek artists and the artistic profession in that remarkable and ancient society.

This is the second in a series of lectures on ancient art – $25 to attend

Coming soon: Roman Art, and Ancient Chinese Art.
David Miano earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of  Shadow on the Steps: Time Measurement in Ancient Israel as well as several anthologies designed for classroom use, including Pen, Stylus, and Chisel: An Ancient Egypt Sourcebook, and Ideas in the Making: A Sourcebook for World Intellectual History to 1300. Dr. Miano has taught at the University of San Diego, the University of California, San Diego, and at San Diego Mesa College. In 2009 he received the Revelle College Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of his excellence in teaching. Dr. Miano is the founder and executive director of Schola Antiquorum, a national, non-profit academic society dedicated to the study of ancient history, and has recently joined the faculty of the Academy of Classical Arts and Humanities in Sarasota, Florida.