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Aphrodite of melos


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Aphrodite of Melos - A sculpture into study and understanding.

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Aphrodite of melos

  1. 1. ANCIENT GREEK ART an example of
  2. 2. ARCHAIC AGE (800-500 BC) •Greeks began again to carve in stone •Archaic Greek sculpture is rigid and stylized
  3. 3. CLASSICAL AGE (500-330 BC) •breathtaking realism of human anatomy and posture •realistic drapery •common quality of lifelike statues is contrapposto •High Classical period set the standard for the High Renaissance movement
  4. 4. HELLENISTIC AGE (330 BC-0) •Embrace of: dynamism and extravagance real people as appropriate subjects for Greek sculpture •more emotional type of sculpture. •statues exuded energy and power •serenity endured •the era of Hellenistic art was the prototype for sculptors of the Mannerist and Baroque movements
  5. 5. Winged Victory of Samothrace Dying Gaul
  6. 6. found on the island of Melos by a farmer Kentrotas in 1820
  7. 7. Aphroditeof Melos’ Present location: Louvre Musuem, Paris
  8. 8. •the only signs of any metal jewelry are the fixture holes.
  9. 9. A Hellenistic creation: a blend of classical tradition and innovation •aloofness and impassivity •the hairstyle and delicate modeling of the flesh
  10. 10. •the contrast between the smooth nude flesh of the torso and the ruffled texture of the drapery covering the legs •the spiral composition, •the small-breasted, elongated body
  11. 11. What was she doing with her arms?