Greek early and high classical periods

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1 The Greek World
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2 5.3  Early and High Classical Periods (5 th   century BCE) • Understand the significance of the Persian  invasions of the early 5 th  century to the  development of the Classical period. • Examine the development of human  representation in sculpture and the philosophy and  principles behind its form. • Explore the Acropolis, its architecture and  sculpture.
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3 Perfection in Sculptural Form • Understand the concepts of  contrapposto,  Polykleitos’ canon, and the expression of the  Greek ideal of  human form in the work of  Classical sculptors. • Examine the art materials, techniques, and  individual artists that made the sculptural forms  possible. 
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Temple of Zeus at Olympus (470 –  457 BCE) • First great monument of Classical art and architecture • Since it is largely in ruins today, compare to Temple  of Hera II at Paestum (believed to influenced by  Temple of Zeus) • Statuary of east pediment of Temple of Zeus remain • How do they differ from Archaic statuary? 4
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5 Figure 5-30   Temple of Hera II, Paestum, Italy, ca. 460 BCE. 
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6 Figure 5-31   East pediment from the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece, ca. 470–456 BCE. Marble, 87’ wide.  Archaeological Museum, Olympia. 
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5-31A   Centauromachy , west pediment from the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece, ca. 470–456 BCE. Marble, Apollo  (central figure), 10’ 8” high. Archaeological Museum, Olympia. 7
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8 Figure 5-32   Seer, from the east  pediment of the Temple of Zeus,  Olympia, Greece, ca. 470–456 BCE.  Marble, full Fgure 4’ 6” high; detail 3’ 2  1/2” high. Archaeological Museum,  Olympia. 
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9 Figure 5-33   Athena, Herakles, and  Atlas with the apples of the  Hesperides, metope from the  Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece,  ca. 470–456 BCE. Marble, 5’ 3”  high. Archaeological Museum,  Olympia. 
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10 Figure 5-34    Kritios Boy , from the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, ca. 480  BCE. Marble, 2’ 10” high. Acropolis Museum, Athens.  Kritios Boy  is the earliest known 
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