EARLY CLASSICAL PERIOD 480

132 lapith fighting a centaur mrtrope relief from the

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: of the parth • The pedimental sculpture is fragmented- • The triumph of Greece over Persia • Celebration of Athena • • • • Triumph of greeks over barbanisms- the greeks saw themselves as the height and everyone else was barbaric WEST_ contestbetween Athena and poseian- who were fighitn over the patron god of Athens Athena and zues apex figures but neither one survived Athenas birth- sprung from dad’s head (zeus) fully grown and wearing armor- she won patron god- won against posedion in contest Central fig would have been flanked by goddess figures Hestia- sis of z, dionay- z mistress and Aphrodite, her daughter On left- goddess Demeter and persephony and iris was the runner of the gods Classic greek sculpture- very solid- Nude male figure- prob Hercules or dionysis- both have animal skin iconography • • • • • Dying warrior from the right corner of the west pediment • Dying, in agony • Looks natural • Leg protrudes • Much more 3d with drapery • Compared to older archaic dying figure- strange stiffness • It is all about the body- every pose is to emphasize the parts of the body • Focuse on the muscles- experimentation of posing the body in order to emphasize the perfectness • Medapese= relief sculptures Pg 132 Lapith fighting a centaur – mrtrope relief from the Doric frieze on the Parthenon • Rep greek triumph over unbridled passion • REASON- very important- logic, balance- not over the top emotion and drama yet • Very dynamic composition • Very balanced, symmetrical- amzing drapery0 relisitic Pg 135 High Classical Period Marshals and young women from ionic frieze of Parth • Rep tradtion of clothing athena statue • These are not individual portraits but representational types- types of people- the ideal citizen- the citizens of a successful city • Classical time period- all about the IDEAL- the ideal body, man, woman etc • The overall message is that Athenians are powerful, healthy, vigorous, united and part of democratic process • Top part is higher relief than bottom- it makes sense when looking up a it • Linear garments- unify individuals – meant to be marching • Tilted figures cathches light from below and illuminates it- mathemateical feat ...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online