Hellenistic Civilization (323-146 BCE). (323 BCE = Death of Alexander) (146 BCE = Conquest by the Romans). Alexander the Great. Hellenistic Civilization.
(323 BCE = Death of Alexander)
(146 BCE = Conquest by the Romans)
Shows a mortally wounded barbarian warrior. By treating a foreign enemy with such nobility, the anonymous sculptor expresses a deep moral sense that was central to Hellenistic art.
Made in Pergamene Style
Aphrodite of Melos
(c. 160-150 BCE)
Shows more of the Classical (Hellenic) influence (idealized face and contrapposto).
Relatively new interest in the nude female form.
Interest in emotional extremes: terror and despair.
A moment of action.
The “rhythm” and “action” of the work draws the viewer’s eye to many different parts.
Old Market Woman
(c. 200 BCE?)
An ultra-realistic portrait of a commonly seen character.
Still shows the virtuosity of the sculptor.
Social commentary or bad joke?Hellenistic sculpture