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Unformatted text preview: May 19, 2010 Classical Greece Start to explore emotions in art Spend a lot of time communicating internal feelings through the art, faces, and body Period lasts about 150 years, from end of the Persian wars through Alexander the Great Kritios Boy More naturalistic 3 and a half feet tall Appearance of contra Pasto-slightly twisted, natural relaxed pose Start trying to show better more-more naturalistic musculature Temple of Zeus Libon of Elis (architect) At Olympia Has become more clear where to enter the temple Even number of columns Based on megaron Number of columns on the length are 2 times the width plus 1 Traditionally 6 columns wide, 13 columns long Separates columns from the middle into two rows Giant statue of Zeus with reflecting pool 32 feet high, 16 feet in between them West Pediment Has been put together and reconstructed About 87 feet long and 10 feet tall in the middle All the sculpture show a meaning of civilization Apollo is in the middle-god of order, in motion but static in the middle Mythic event Attack of the Centaurs, on a wedding As you get toward the center it becomes less and less chaotic Shift to heroic nude in gods, although still never shown completely naked Other side also shows civilization, about chariot race Metope of Temple of Zues Show the 12 labors of Herakles About 5 feet tall Each one shows three figures Athena, Herakles, and Atlas Herakles is holding up the heavens Show Herakles where he has won but is still in the middle of showing his heroism Very deep relief, almost completely carved out Warrior A Bronze sculpture One of the only ones we have Hollow cast bronze...
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- Fall '09