28 August 2007 art history

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28 August 2007 ANCIENT GREECE Doryphorus Symmetria: the body is not strictly symmetrical, but because it shows the Polykleitos measurements; relates to the harmonious proportions of the body; balanced. Polykleitus brought about rhythmos: the ideal movement implied within the sculpture; relates to how lifelike the sculpture is. Kouros: type of archaic sculpture; means a boy or a young man; first freestanding and life-size figures that the Greeks designed. How does Polykleitus suggest movement: -weight is shifted in proportion to this body, it looks as if he is taking a step forward, hips are shifted (not parallel to floor) (called active leg) -arms are engaged -Contrapposto: basic disposition in which one part of the body is engaged or active and the other is relaxed; used to suggest movement; formulated by Polykleitus -figure is stable and balanced -All these ideas about the perfection of the figure reflect not only Polykleitus but stand for a larger population that believe in the possibility of human and mind reaching
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ARHI 2100 taught by Professor Pauly during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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