The chronology of ancient art works is often determined
according to the style (or distinctive manner of expression) that
characterizes the art work. The names given to the period and style
of an art work might then be identical, particularly in the case of
original art work. The style of an art work does not necessarily
correspond to the period in which it was made: in the case of a copy,
whereas the period refers to the time when the copy was made, the
style refers to the style of the original art work that the copyist
followed. Some other terms for styles that may not be specific to a period
a style that intentionally evokes an older or "antique" style; in Greek art this
generally constitutes artists of a later period creating works with stylistic tendencies that
characterized the Archaic period.
a name (erroneously) given to the style of figural sculpture
found in Crete and the Peloponnese in the early Archaic period (7th c. B.C.), characterized by flat,
triangular faces, flat-topped heads, and wig-like hair.
the combination of styles from
diverse chronological and geographical roots.
a style heavily influenced by motifs and styles known
from the Near East, probably transmitted through the trade of luxury items from Assyria. In sculpture it
is perceptible in late Geometric art, but generally pertains to Greek art of the 7th c. B.C.