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AH1 midterm - AH1 Some questions for major readings Week 1 William A.P Childs The Classic as Realism in Greek Art What does William Childs have to

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AH1. Some questions for major readings Week 1. William A.P. Childs, “The Classic as Realism in Greek Art” What does William Childs have to say about this ‘naturalism’ vs. ‘idealism’ in his article? [What is Child’s main argument/thesis?] *Thesis : (p. 6), Childs wants to argue against the longstanding assumption that the classical style is defined solely by idealism. Instead, he proposes that this idealism is “only a secondary aspect of the classical style” and that realism is the primary aspect. *The high classical period not only most idealized , but also most naturalistic (these 2 terms are not antithetical as earlier scholars had argued). How does he use the Doryphoros to illustrate this idea? * p. 9: The Doryphoros shows an observable knowledge of human anatomy (muscles are represented at rest on one side of the body and flexed on the other. Near-scientific accuracy. *“…a precise, objective, and even scientific realism that is laid over the traditional idealized form.” Henri Zerner, “Classicism as Power” How does Zerner define these terms? What does he associate with classical and classicism?
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course ARTHI 1 taught by Professor Paul during the Winter '11 term at UCSB.

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AH1 midterm - AH1 Some questions for major readings Week 1 William A.P Childs The Classic as Realism in Greek Art What does William Childs have to

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