Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 10/27/09 Ancient Egypt King and...

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Lecture 15 10/27/09 Ancient Egypt King and Queen Menkaure 2532-2510 B.C. Static / motionless. Carved out of a stone. Problem of scale – huge size. Lack of separation between the figures and the pedestal. The arm is attached, the forward leg does not affect the posture, triangular shape of body. Hair dress characteristic of a king and the beard on his chin is highly stylized. Greek Archaic Age Kouros (or Kouroi ) ca. 590-580 B.C. (Retain influnce from Egyptian culture.) Stylized hairstyle and body structure Free-standing athletic structure: one leg in the front is longer than the other. Has a serious look (no smile). Nudity Greek Classic Age Kritios boy ca. 480 B.C. Change of posture Contrapposto (counterpoised) (statues standing with shoulders and arms twist off-axis from the hips and legs. More relaxed and natural style.) More realistic /lively facial expression- lowered gaze (sign of humanity and modesty that shows respect to gods); smile (sign of life)
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