|Temple of Artemis on the island of Corfu.|
Considering the the Temple of Artemis at Corfu as a case study, let's explore why. Although it is a relatively small temple, it is subject to the same laws as the bigger ones (such as the Parthenon).
However, if the weight directly above the middle of the façade were to exceed it's limitations, the entablature could crack. Therefore, the structure has to be as light as possible.
|Although a relatively small temple, it's still pretty big|
when compared to a (pretty big) human.
Not only that, they used vivid colors—but just like all of the other ancient Greek buildings we see today, the Temple of Artemis at Corfu, all that remains is it's large, monotonous pediment. The original coloring has gone, and in many cases it's very difficult to reconstruct.
|But good riddance! Right?|
That's all for ancient Greece folks. But if you would like to read more about art history, you should take a look at our 'Art History 101'.