I'm an Ancient Greek

I'm an Ancient Greek - April Stamm 18-Feb-08 Journal Entry...

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Unformatted text preview: April Stamm 18-Feb-08 Journal Entry As I walked into this new territory I was shocked by the colors I found in their so called art work. I felt as thought I was surrounded by the work of the uneducated because their representation of the human body was entirely disprortionate. I dont understand how this art can be appreciated in the same ways that our art is appreciated. They do not do the human body justice. The first statues that I found, the Jamb Figures , were clearly a representation of important figures in their society because of their dressings, particularly the headwear; however they are horribly elongated and their figures seem to be thusly distorted. Compared to what we see in our art, these figures represented a less impressive human figure. I then walked into a room where I found their artistic representations of entire scenes. These, I found, were terribly interesting. They showed people who were realistic in appearance (as in they were not the beautification that we created for our pleasure but instead forms that appear to have little effort...
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