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The human form can be seen as a silhouette showing triangular frontal facing torsos, and profile arms, legs, and heads. Greek art also began to introduce mythical beings, such as centaurs. This can be seen in the bronze geometric sculpture, Hero and centaur, which shows a hero, likely Herakles, embraced in a struggle with a centaur, likely Nessos. The depiction of a centaur was likely difficult to the artist, since they had never seen such a creature in real life. The hero and the
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Browning 4 human parts of the centaur are depicted similarly, with rounded faces, protruding chins, long entangled arms, sculpted legs, and a penis. Greek art expressed the body in the nude, as Greeks of the time tended to exercise nude and also compete nude. The Greeks were fascinated with the human body and believed that the perfect body was the athletic body (Ancient Greece Naked Perfection). The fine definition of the human body in the perfect form was the Greeks goal. This can be seen in the sculpture Myron, Diskobolos , or discus thrower. The man is depicted nude, with his body held as if to throw the disc. This movement shows the perfection of the human body, with muscles protruding. Art through the ages has changed and shaped the world around it. From rudimentary drawings of the Prehistoric era to the finely detailed and realistic displays of the Greeks, the artistic evolution is one to marvel. The human form in art throughout history has deepened into more life-like figures.
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Browning 5 Works Cited “Ancient Greece Naked Perfection.” In PBS, June 22, 2006, accessed February 10, 2019, . Gardner, Helen. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Print. Zygmont, Dr. Bryan. “Venus of Willendorf.” In Smarthistory, November 21, 2015, accessed February 10, 2019, .
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