Welcome to the GJCL Classical Art website! To prepare for the Classical Art test at State Convention, 1) study our blog posts, old and (especially) new, right up to the eve of the Convention (4/20/2018), 2) review old tests with their accompanying images (available for download below), and 3) read the books about Greek and Roman art recommended for the NJCL test (Susan Woodford, The Art of Greece and Rome  and John Boardman, ed., The Oxford History of Classical Art ).
There is more to the Greek Archaic period than painted
vessels and kouroi. The Temple of Aphaia
in Aegina was constructed during this time, around 500 BCE, and its pediment
figures are reminiscent of the kouros style.
On the West Pediment of this temple, many warriors are participating in
an expedition at Troy with Athena in the center as the warrior goddess. In the right corner of the pediment, a Dying
Warrior raises himself on a bent elbow while pulling out a fatal arrow from his
chest. Even though the warrior is dying
heroically, his face remains forward and unattached to the viewer down below
with the characteristic “Archaic smile” and rigid features. Unlike the kouros though, this warrior bends
and is part of the narration of an event which marks it as a step towards the
classical art period.