MyronDiscobolosc. 450 B.C.E.Roman marble copyof bronze original
PolykleitosDoryphorosc. 450-440 B.C.E.Marble, 6’6”Roman copy“. . . [beauty consists] in theproportions, not of theelements, but of the parts, thatis to say, of finger to finger, andof all the fingers to the palmand the wrist, and of these tothe forearm, and of the forearmto the upper arm, and of all theother parts to each other, asthey are set forth in the Canonof Polykleitos.”- Galen, 2nd century C.E.
Aphrodite of Melos150 - 100 B.C.E.Marble, 6’ 10” high
Archaic• Stiff• Painted colorfully• Big and bold• Naked men, clothed women – androgynous• Very symmetrical, but not proportional• Blank, standard faces w/ big eyes• Idealized, not lifelike, stylized• Same pose, based by egyptian
Classical• More natural poses• Perfectly beautiful bodies – ideal proportions• Realistic – muscle and bone• Don’t show emotion
Hellenistic• Heroic, flawed• Idealized body• Snapshot of life, shows a story• Emotion• Relate, connect to them• Fluid poses, motion• Technical skill, skin, fabric, faces, hair