Week 3 Classical Societies Essay

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Page 1 of 5 Classical Societies Essay Classical Societies Essay Joel Rodriguez HUM 205 Marvin Frohock February 14, 2016
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Page 2 of 5 Classical Societies Essay The Artwork of Classical Societies Classical period art is known for its sculptures, especially those which celebrated and explored human anatomy. Classical art is more realistic, and it aims to correctly depict the human body. Many sculptures give the impression of movement. The human form is recognized in these works and its beauty embraced. In the classical period, artwork took on different facial expressions. During this time, sculptures were free of facial expression. In the Classical period, artists took advantage of a new sense of freedom of expression that was available to them. From this time period, I selected the work Athena of Varvakeion. Phidias made this sculpture, and it sat at the Parthenon. The original sculpture, which was sadly destroyed, was made of ivory and gold. This sculpture appealed to me because it exemplifies the respect for the strength of this period's goddesses and their feminine natures. Athena, though Goddess of War, always aimed for peace. This statue shows that women's nature is of diverse character, but always strong. The death of Alexander the Great ushered in the Hellenistic period. During the Hellenistic period, many changes happened in the art world. Art in this period was naturalistic.
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