The ancient Greeks loved art. They made all kinds of works of art. This included pottery, paintings, sculptures, and murals. The Greeks even considered their buildings to be works of art. So they made beautifully designed buildings as well.
Many examples of pottery have survived from ancient Greece. Pottery in ancient Greece had two functions. People used it to eat or drink from. And they used it for decorations. Many Greek ceramics have beautiful pictures painted on them. These pictures often show stories from Greek mythology.
Sculpture was highly prized in ancient Greece. The Greeks made sculptures from either stone or bronze. Many stone sculptures have survived to today. But few bronze sculptures have. The Greeks depicted the people in sculptures exactly as they looked in real life.
As for architecture, many Greek buildings still exist today. One important feature of these buildings is their columns. The Greeks made three types of columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Doric columns were the simplest. They had very plain designs. Ionic columns had flutes, or lines, carved into them from the top to the bottom. They were also more decorative than Doric columns. Corinthian columns were the most decorative ones of all. Their tops—called capitals—often had flowers or other designs on them. And they also had flutes.