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8Body_spring09[1] - THE BODY Prehistoric, Paleolithic Venus...

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THE BODY Prehistoric, Paleolithic Venus of Willendorf, Venus figurines 2.4 Statuette of a Woman , found at Willendorf, Austria, c. 25,000 – 20,000 BCE Possibly associated with fertility Called Venus figurines b/c depictions of nude females at the time were depictions of Venus, but has been recently just been referred to as the “woman of Willendorf” b/c we don’t definitively know that it’s a depiction of a god. First sculptures were primarily of the nude female. Ancient Greece Archaic art has an emphasis on the human figure. contrapposto, “The Canon,” archaic style, classical style, sculpture in the round 3. 61 Kouros figure , c. 520 BCE o Standard male standing figure o Similar to ancient Egyptian standing male figure o The ideal human form in ancient Greece was the athletic male form o Masculinity was identified with battle, so in order to fight in battle you had to be 20 years old. The figure doesn’t have a beard. Thus, the young man is seen as a young man. 3.66 Polykleitos,
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