nov 6 - -4 to 9 a variation of the golden mean-Rationalism...

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Samantha Need Art History November 6, 2007 Classical 5 th century sculptors (high) | 4 th century sculptors (late) Pheidias | Praxiteles Polykleitos | Skopas Myron | Lysippos *differences: pose, posture, proportions, muscular definition, idolized or natural figure, subject matter Iktinos and Kallikrates, Parthenon (exterior and reconstruction drawing of cult statue), 447-32 BCE, Acropolis, Athens, Fifth Century Classical, Greece -Dedicated to Athena -Doric peripheral temple -Sculpture ORDER IN, WHICH SCULPTURES ARE VIEWED: -WEST PEDIMENT= fight between Poseidon and Athena over Athens, who is going to be the patron of Athens? -Metapes (3x3 slabs between columns)= Centauromachy Amazonmachy (metaphor for the defeat of the Persians) -EAST PEDIMENT= birth of the Athena -FRIEZE= Panathenoic procession >festival to Athena
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Unformatted text preview: -4 to 9 a variation of the golden mean-Rationalism- application of a mathematical principle that rationalizes the perfect ration to make this building-No straight lines but give the illusion, visually refined-Entasis- bulging of the columns in the center-bowing of the top and bottom near the center The golden mean= the perfect ratio that appears in nature that can or should be replicated ideal ratio Polykleitos, Diadoumenos ( The Man Placing a Filet on Himself ), c. 450 BCE, Roman marble copy of a lost Greek bronze original, Fifth Century Classical, Greece Lysippos, Eros Bending his Bow, c. 350 BCE, Roman marble copy of a lost Greek bronze original, Fourth Century Classical, Greece...
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