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  • Steles Later Predominate During The Classical Period
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    Greek Grave The portals to immortality-Greek Grave Steles To us who live in modern times the 'melancholic look' that we find in the sculpture of cemeteries throughout the world is something we take for granted. Although its authenticity has been lost to us, this so-called look can be traced back to 5th century Greek funerary sculpture. For us it is only natural to associate such a look with death. However, as the above verse elaborates, the Greeks viewed death somewhat differently from the way w...
  • Beautiful And Unique Sculptural Style
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    Sculpting is the art of working with stone, bronze, and wood by chipping at it to form a beautiful piece of art. The art of sculpting was known thousands of years ago in the time of THE OLD STONE AGE. During this time the people thought that they would make the sculptures to praise their gods, kings, queens, and goddesses. The people also made sculptures of animals they believed that the animals would see this and protect them from other harmful animals. In the 7th century Assyrians became power...
  • Most Interesting Period In Greek Sculpture
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    Perhaps the most interesting period in Greek sculpture is the Classical period. During this glorious period of unbelievable craftsmanship, numerous pieces celebrated the Greek's infatuation with fable and war. The sculpture, nicely titled Centaur Abducting Lapith Woman and Fallen Lapith Man, is a wonderful symbol of the artistic period and image of war. Sculpted somewhere around 447-438 B.C., the sculpture was carved out of solid marble to produce a beautiful, and yet horrifying scene from a bat...
  • Most Important Parts Of Greek Art
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    Art of ancient Greece My report is on ancient Greek art mainly sculptures and vase art I will also be writing about a day in the life of a Greek artist. Artists in ancient Greece varied from designing coins, mosaics, gem engravings, architecture, pottery and sculptures. I'm also going to talk about what tools the sculptors used and the various methods used to make pottery and vases. The second part of my report will be about a day in the life of a Greek artist for example how they were treated w...
  • Perfect Balance Of Mind And Body
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    Golden Age Greek Criticism of Henry Moores Reclining Woman Both the shape and body of the Reclining Woman sculpture totally tear down our standards as Golden Age Greeks. Not at all can I make out whom this sculptor is representing. Sure I can make out the basic female figure. However the head is way too small in proportion the rest of the body. Maybe Henry Moore has not yet finished this piece. Did he make a mistake in the development of the chest area This could be the case. If still this is a ...
  • Classical Greek Sculptures
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    A Comparison of Archaic Kouros with a Classical Greek sculpture is to compare the artistic influences and development over time in this region of the World. Archaic Kouros, as used by modern art historians, refers to a specific type of sculpture depicting a young nude male standing with fists to its sides and left foot forward. Historians believe that the Kouros evolved from Egyptian sculptures. The sculptures were built between 650 BCE and 500 BCE (Archaic period), hence the term Archaic. Class...
  • Classic Nude Figure In Ancient Greek Sculpture
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    The classic nude figure in Ancient Greek Sculpture often referred to the young nude male. Throughout the archaic, classical and Hellenistic periods, the nude figure was constantly evolving, showing the different styles in each period. By following the styles of the nude figures we actually see how they marked each periods. And by looking at the different styles of the nude figures, one can observe how the figures reflect to the ancient Greek culture and attitudes. Margaret Walters pointed out th...
  • Parthenon And Its Sculptures
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    "In its incomparable proportions and reserved poise it remains one of the imperishable achievements of the human mind" (Fleming 32). In Arts & Trades William Fleming commends the Greeks on their genius masterpiece, the Parthenon. The Parthenon served as the glorious temple of Athena, the patroness of Athens, as well as the treasury of the Delian League. Fleming discusses the main ideas of the Greek's belief system and shows how they are exemplified in the Parthenon's structure, sculpture, and st...
  • Greek Sculpture The Greek Art And Sculpture
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    Gothic art encompasses the skills of painting the sculptures, architecture and the music characteristics. It is said that the art originated from the Romanesque art from the 12th century to the end of 16th century. Architecture was the most important and the original art in the gothic period. The medieval masons had the urge to solve the problem in masonry ceilings vaults over the wide spans thus laying the basis of the structural characteristics of the gothic architecture. The buildings require...

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