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- Discuss roots
of the word, neo + classical
= Ancient Greece
- Ask the class:
How would we know what their furniture looked like?
- Discuss how long
furniture would last, what would happen to it.
- What could we
find that showed us what it looked like? (primarily the decoration
on pottery found at archaeology sites, also paintings inside places
Discuss why Pompeii
is significant (Teacher may need to explain)
Look at these websites
to see other examples of pictures on vases that include furniture.
Describe the elements
that the Mexican craftsmen borrowed from the look of Greek furniture.
Can you see some things from the Greek that the Mexican craftsmen decided
to leave out?