hellenisitic art - Hellenistic Art c. 323-31 BCE - Period...

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Hellenistic Art c. 323-31 BCE - Period begins with the death of Alexander - Alexander the Greats kingdom splits apart - Mixture of greek and non greek elements at play - Two major trends going on simultaneously in Hellenistic art - Growing interests in different states of the body and different states of the mind - Engagement with the viewer, emotionally and physically - Interest in the individual - Emotion Lysippos, Portrait of Alexander the Great - growing interest in the individual - flourishing of portraiture - constant visual image of youthful person - idealized Euthydemos I of Bactria - just a portrait head - greeks never made portrait heads - Romans make portrait heads - heads contain personality and individuality - gives off emotion of anger; trying to intimidate his subjects - has ultimate control, face has battle worn, imposing angry rule - face not perfectly symmetrical; not an ideal face - individual asserting his personality * Epigonos of Pergamon (?), Dying Gaul - larger environmental group
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course ART HISTOR 105 taught by Professor Kenfield during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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