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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
- watchful serene face, huge cult statue