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Greek Sculptures by Mind Map: Greek Sculptures
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Greek Sculptures

Time periods


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.

contrapposto stance


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

600-480 BCE

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


323-146 BCE

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.

The gods

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 art and myths

Greek sculptures tended to humanize myths.Many of the sculptures are representations, or symbols of myths.

5th century B.C.E

artform that developed over 1000 years ago


early in this period the greeks got their inspiratio and their tools from the Egyptians.

The greeks

the greeks were the first to create free standing statues during this period.

Katie Norchi