arh 301, 03.18.08 - 03/18/08 Ancient Greece: Introduction...

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03/18/08 Ancient Greece: Introduction to Archaic and Early Classical periods Greeks, or Dorians, invade Greek peninsula c. 1100 BC Kouros or “young man” c. 600 BC Archaic period 600-480 BC -religious, commemorative purpose -some of the same stylization as Egyptian art -rigid, abnormal stance, somewhat naturalistic (bone structure, musculature, etc.) -celebrates male nudity and the body form, the more perfect you were in spirit/mind was reflected physically Kore “young woman” from Chios c. 510 BC Archiac period -women covered in drapery/clothing that is not used to reveal the human form, used to cover Kouros from Anavysos, Greece c. 520 BC, Archaic period -you can see the movement over time toward naturalism -rapid developments in short period of time -developing system of idealized proportions -emphasis on male nudity: Olympic games developed during Archaic period Kritian Boy Kouros, c. 480 BC -Ushers in the classical period - Contrapposto: counterbalance or weight shift -the knees are bent! -understanding of the fluidity of movement, when your knee is bent the entire body shifts
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