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  • Realistic weight shift.
  • Movement. Two arcs. Concentrated force, like a tightly stretched bow.
  • Ideal proportions of ideal male body. Realistic weight shift.
  • Combination of structural strength and graceful beauty.
  • Figure on stage in action. Historical subject. Realism. Suffering.
  • Strength and grace. Make stone appear light. Sculpting movement (wind blown fabric).
  • Theme of suffering. Realistic sculpting of action. Deliberate disproportion of sons.
  • Trying to make stone look soft, like the human body.
  • Realistic weight shift.
  • Greek sculpture

    1. 1. The Development of Greek Sculpture
    2. 2. What do you see?
    3. 3. 450-440 B.C.E.540-515 B.C.E. c. 240 B.C.E.
    4. 4. Archaic Period Classical Period Hellenistic Period700 B.C.E 480 B.C.E 323 B.C.E 30 B.C.EHomer Age of Pericles (461-429) Death of Alexander the Great (323)
    5. 5. Astartec. 1700 B.C.E.SyriaMantiklos Apolloc. 680 B.C.E.Bronze, 8” high
    6. 6. Kourosc. 600-590 B.C.E.marble, 6’1” highKroisosc. 540-515 B.C.E.marble, 6’4” high
    7. 7. Menkaure andWife2,500 B.C.E.Kourosc. 600-590 B.C.E.
    8. 8. Kore630 B.C.E.Limestone, 24”Korec. 530 B.C.E.Marble, 48”
    9. 9. Archaic Period Classical Period Hellenistic Period700 B.C.E 480 B.C.E 323 B.C.E 30 B.C.E
    10. 10. Kritios Boyc. 480 B.C.E.Marble, 46”
    11. 11. MyronDiscobolosc. 450 B.C.E.Roman marble copyof bronze original
    12. 12. 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.
    13. 13. Zeus ( Poseidon)c. 460 - 450 B.C.E.Bronze
    14. 14. PraxitelesAphrodite of Cnidus4th c. B.C.E.Roman marble copy
    15. 15. Porch of the Maidens, the Erechtheum, Acropolis, Athens, 421-405 B.C.E.
    16. 16. Archaic Period Classical Period Hellenistic Period700 B.C.E 480 B.C.E 323 B.C.E 30 B.C.E
    17. 17. Dying Gaulc. 240 B.C.E.Roman marble copyafter bronze original
    18. 18. Nike of Samothracec. 190 B.C.E.Marble, 8’ high
    19. 19. Laocoon1st cent. B.C.E.Marble, 8’ high
    20. 20. Aphrodite of Melos150 - 100 B.C.E.Marble, 6’ 10” high
    21. 21. 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
    22. 22. Classical• More natural poses• Perfectly beautiful bodies – ideal proportions• Realistic – muscle and bone• Don’t show emotion
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. Quiz
    25. 25. Portrait bust of a man1st c. B.C.E.Roman
    26. 26. Progress?

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