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Minoan Art

Minoan Art

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will explore the art and architecture of the Minoan civilization.

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Terms to Know
Buon Fresco

A type of fresco in which the plaster is still wet and the paint bonds with the plaster.

Fresco Painting

Painting in water-based paints on fresh plaster.

Fresco Secco

Dry fresco, so called because it involves painting on the wall after the plaster has already dried.

Labyrinth

A maze, or series of intricate and confusing passageways, so-called because of the labrys (double-headed axe) symbols found on walls of structures of Crete.

Minoan

Relating to the Bronze Age civilization that existed on the island of Crete, named after the mythological king Minos.

Minotaur

A mythological half-man, half-bull that lived at Crete.