Lecture 14 - /28/08 Torso of an athlete ca 490-480 B.C...

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Lecture 14 10/28/08 Torso of an athlete ca. 490-480 B.C. Weary Herakles (Roman marble copy) Contrapposto <o > n.( g )o , ( ) Very articulated e (e )muscle expression Polyclitus 5 th c. B.C. brought contrapposto to the highest level. Doryphoros ” (modern copy) Refinement of contrapposto and mobile repose /perfect proportions of the body Subtlety e of the expression increases liveliness e More pronounced musculature e , esthetically appealing Polyclitus wrote Kanon (Rule) which tends to sum up rules for sculptures Again, lowered gaze suggests his mortal identity Greek male sculptures are mostly nude e , while females are sometimes in clothes. It is the celebration of athleticism? Some argue that it reveals ancient Greek sexuality (homosexuality). However, “homosexuality” is a modern term which did not apply to Greek ideas. “Sexuality” in modern sense is often defined in binary
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oppositions . Roman Sculptures ( see Arstor “Roman” and “Roman sculpture” folders ) Emperor Titus ca. 79081 A.D. Roman
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  • Spring '08
  • WESTPHALEN
  • Marcus Aurelius, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, oppositions. Roman Sculptures, roman sculptures, Greek male sculptures

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