Style, freedom of movement, celebrates mankind, freedom of expression, solemn facial expressions, Greek artists created expression based on observations of humans around them, independence, free flowing, real life
480-323 BCE, considered the golden age for greek art
Materials, marble, bronze
concerned with display and the ideal perfection.
Statues were a form of pride and showed religious devotion. Smiles were a trait that helped identify the Archaic sculpture.
Archaic art gave way to realistic figures
Mid 7th century BCE, sculptures went from smaller scale with soft stone to larger scale with harder stone
materials, most archaic sculptures are made in stone, bronze also became popular
Men and Women sculptures, Kouros-male, Male and female statues dominated this time period., represented state sponsored subjects, Men were sculpted naked, Kore-female, very stiff poses, women were sculpted in drapes
Styles, styles of this period became disadvantages, stillness and symmetry, slight smile
3 of the Best known sculptures are from this period, Laocoon and His Sons,, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo
Terra cotta figurines, Molding techniques made it possible to create miniature statues and they could now have a large amount of detail.
children sculptures were very popular during this time period
concerned with inner emotions, and taking risks as an artist., the artist explores reality, see art in different views
greeks portrayed their Gods in a similar fashion as they did humans.
Much of greek art was meant to thank the gods for good fortune, and to gain favor of the gods.
Sculptures of the gods
Greek sculptures tended to humanize myths.Many of the sculptures are representations, or symbols of myths.
5th century B.C.E
early in this period the greeks got their inspiratio and their tools from the Egyptians.
the greeks were the first to create free standing statues during this period.