In these teacher materials, students will embark on a study of Greek and Roman myths through an examination of artists’ portrayals of Greek and Roman gods and heroes.
In this lesson, students will learn about the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio. They will see the appearance of these numbers in art, architecture, and nature.
attributed to Douris (Greek)
painted white-ground terracotta, Overall: h. 31.80 cm (12 1/2 inches). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1966.114
The extraordinary intact conditon of the fragile white ground and the spirited yet delicate drawing have made the vase renowned as one of the finest white ground lekythoi in existence.
Atalanta, who would marry only the man who could beat her in a foot race, is here being teased by three Erotes, winged gods of love.