Minoan Art

Minoan Art

Author: Erin Aldana

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.


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.


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


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