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Greek Art


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greek sculpture
basically portrays "ideal" figures
archaic statues
used to represent dieties, mark graves, or be votive offerings or memorials
created in 8th century B.C., it is the earliest Greek sculpture, it is a static male (female) figure
stance of Kouroi
shows no movement, definate Egyptian Influence.
clothing of statues
males portrayed nude, females always clothed
material of the statues
marble, later (530 BC) cast in bronze to give more mobility (lighter material)
Kritios Boy
marble statue, 480 BC, perfect male dimensions,stance shows no movement, Sculptor Kritios abandoned rigid Kouros style
Riace bronzes
2 bronze male statues (possibly Greek warrior memorials) found in ocean off of Italian Town of Riace. 450 BC. life-like.
Zeus of Artemuseum
Football Zeus. Bronze statue of Zeus hurling a thunderbolt, found off Artemisium. 450 BC.
Spearcarrier sculpted in bronze by Polyclitus ~440 BC. Perak more "real" male proportions.
Discus thrower originally cast in bronze by Myron ~450 so famous that later on Romans order many copies in marble (Cheaper)

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