Look for the hot spots on the picture!
doric ionic
Everything we do on this course can be illustrated by reference to a building, or a vase painting, or a sculpture. Mythology, theatre, the arts and crafts, sport, family life,daily life at work and in the home - all of these things were illustrated by artists in one way or another. The architects and builders raised public buildings like temples on which sculptors could leave their mark.

Temples were built on holy sites called sanctuaries and on this course we go to a number of key sites such as Delphi, Olympia and Athens.

The top picture shows two different styles or "orders" of architecture: - doric and ionic. Which is which?.


The bottom picture shows the Sanctuary of Olympia, dedicated to Zeus and his family, and home of the Olympic Games.