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Study guide 3 Notes - 11/9/07 Traditional Sculptural...

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11/9/07   Traditional Sculptural Methods o Subtractive (stone, wood, ivory) Began in Egypt, then Greece, then Rome Greece Archaic Period Classical Period Hellenistic Period Kouros (fig 363) Has an archaic smile- one characteristic that you will  find on basically every archaic statue. Characteristic of  Greek Archaic Style. Archaic smile is a way to show the  potential for emotion.  Most Greek Archaic statues were painted, but over the years  the paint has faded away giving the statues a flesh color Kouros statue, "Kritios Boy" c. 480 B.C. = first statue to  stand in contrapposto (not in textbook) Classical period= extremely lifelike, realistic, but faces show  no emotion, expressionless Classical male figure should be 8 head highs Classical female figure should be 6 1/2 heads high Fig 364. Polykletios,  Spear Bearer  (Doryphoros), Roman  copy of a  GREEK CLASSICAL ORIGINAL . Stands in  controposto. Period= Greek Classical Parthenon frieze, Poseidon, Apollo, and Artemis, c. 450  B.C., Greek Classical Period Anything to do with the Parthenon is from the Greek  Classical Period Venus de Medici , 3rd century B.C., Fig 367, Marble (Stone) Roman copy of a Greek Classical Original; Greek  Classical Period Also stands in controposto Greek Hellenistic Period (3rd of three Greek Periods) Agesander, Athendorous And Polydrous of Rhodes,  The Lacoon Group , c. 1st century A.D. Marble
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Sculpture tells a story from the Trojan War Man and his two sons being attacked by  serpents sent by Poseidon (who was on the side of the  Greeks) for telling the Trojans not to bring the Trojan  Horse, which the Greeks had left, into the city of Troy The man and his two sons show agony in their  faces Hellenistic Period is also lifelike and improves on the  classical period by showing emotion  Roman Empire Admired the Greek's art Greek sculptors tend to idealize, while Roman  sculptors are realistic, very concerned with realistic  representation Greek sculptor always carved the whole  person, head to toe; Roman sculptors come up with  idea of just partial sculpting  Female Portrait , 54- 117 A.D., Roman, stone Extremely lifelike- shows wrinkles, moles, etc.  Comes from the idea of taking a cast of a  person's face after they have died   ancestor worship Roman sculpting starts becoming less realistic and  more abstract Head of Constantine,  Fragment of colossal statue of  c. 312 AD, Fig. 375 Proportion is off, short forehead compared to  huge eyes and nose Hair isn't real-looking Gothic Sculpture
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