The largest collection of Minoan art is in the museum at
Since wood and textiles have decomposed, the best-preserved (and most instructive) surviving examples of Minoan art are its
Frescoes were the stereotypical type of Art that depicted natural movements. Several frescoes at Knossos and Santorini survive. Arthur Evans hired Swiss artist Emile Gilliéron and his son, Emile, as the chief fresco restorers at Knossos.
In contrast to Egyptian frescoes, Crete had true frescoes. Probably the most famous fresco is the bull-leaping fresco. They include many depictions of people, with sexes distinguished by color; the men's skin is reddish-brown, and the women's white.