lecture 14 - Lecture 14 10/20/11 Ancient Egypt King and...

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Lecture 14 10/20/11 Ancient Egypt King and Queen Menkaure 2532-2510 B.C. Static / motionless. Carved out of a stone. Problem of scale – huge size. Lack of separation between the figures and the pedestal. The arm is attached; the forward leg does not affect the posture, triangular shape of body. Hair dress characteristic of a king and the beard on his chin is highly stylized. The King represents himself as the male dominance. He is identified as king with what he is wearing and how he is positioned. His head is slightly to the right and the queen is faced foward. He portrays a lot of strength with his muscles and broad shoulders. The Queen portrays herself as the typical queen of that time. She has feminine features and is wearing a dress that signifies Egyptian culture. There is no emotion or life in the monument. Greek Archaic Age Kouros (or Kouroi) ca. 590-580 B.C. (Retain influnce from Egyptian culture.) Stylized hairstyle and body structure Free-standing athletic structure: one leg in the front is longer than the other. Has a serious look (no smile). Nudity
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course EUR 101 taught by Professor Westphalen during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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