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Minoan Art

Minoan Art

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore the art and architecture of the Minoan civilization.

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  • Minoan

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

  • 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.

  • Minotaur

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

  • Fresco Painting

    Painting in water-based paints on fresh plaster.

  • Buon Fresco

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

  • Fresco Secco

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