Posted by: gappossy | June 4, 2009

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This is our Global Awareness Project blog. We are comparing art forms of Greece and India. Our main project, bibliography, and planning + Big Six are divided into three pages. If you want to see one art form at a time, type the name of the art form into the search bar and click on the post you want to see.

Overall, Greek and Indian art had many similarities and differences.  Even though they lived far away and had different beliefs, their depicted the same topics: Gods and goddesses, animals, royalty, myths, everyday life, and sports.  Jewelry-wise, they both used a lot of gold, although Indians used more beads and gems.  In sculpture, Greeks mostly used stone, and Indians used a variety of materials.  Their paintings were also very similar.  Architecture was quite different.  Greek architecture used the golden ratio, and their buildings were usually made of marble.  They used doric and ionic columns to hold the roof of the building up.  Indian buildings had elaborate designs carved in them, like people dancing, or gods and goddess.  Theater was performed a lot in Greece, but not as much in India.  Plays in India and Greece were usually about myths.  Masks were a must in theater.  In India, masks weren’t used that much.  Instead, they painted their faces with bright colors.  In Greece, dance mostly was performed in the theater.  On the other hand, Indians had many different types of dance, like Kathak, Orissi, Manipuri, and many others.  The only evidence of musical instruments in Greece were on their pottery.  Greeks had instruments such as a lyre, pipes, harps, and kithara.  Indians had many more musical instruments such as the tabla, pungi, santoor, and the manjeera.  We do not know much about Greek music, but we do know a lot about Indian music.  Like Hindustani, Carnatic, etc.  Fashion had many differences also.  Indian clothing had cleaner, more modern lines, most of the time with bright colors and thick fabric.  Indian clothing also had more gems, embroidery, etc.  Greek clothing was usually white, but sometimes, women clothing were dyed in bright colors.  Both cultures wore sandals, because of the versatility and they were also quite comfortable. 

 

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By Neha, Aline, and Rebecca

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