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Unformatted text preview: Kristios Boy, Athens 480 BCE. Asymmetry: Lack of symmetry. The Greek Temple: Myth, the Gods and Dynamic Equilibrium Contrapposto Polykleitos Spear Bearer (Doryphoros) 440 BCE (Roman Copy) -On page 134 in text. -Original would have been in bronze. -He would usually have a spear bigger than him in his flexed hand. -Dynamic equilibrium. The Parthenon -Setting o Often situated on high ground. o The idea of going up and communicating with the Gods. o Its located on Acropolous, a high place (a hill). o Sanctuary of the Gods placed on thie highest part of the mountain. -The Political Background o Greek city is known as Polis, meaning City-States. o Athens is considered the greatest of the Greek City States because it was the one that practiced democracy. o There were lots of committees and a huge bureaucracy....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ART HISTOR 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '09