Greek Sculpture Greek Sculpture Two Enduring Understandings about Greek sculpture: Greek sculpture demonstrates a discernable pattern of development that we can categorize A specific vocabulary can be used to describe Greek sculpture Objectives:
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Two Enduring Understandings about Greek sculpture:
Greek sculpture demonstrates a discernable pattern of development that we can categorize
A specific vocabulary can be used to describe Greek sculpture
Identify periods of Greek sculptural development.
Define vocabulary to describe sculpture.
Apply period names and vocabulary terms to analysis of example sculptures.
Enduring Understandings about Greek sculpture:
1. Greek sculpture demonstrates a discernable pattern of development that we can categorize
Evolution of the Kouroi to the Kritios Boy and Comparison with the Hellenistic Apollo Belvedere.
The Evolution of Realism: 1) c. 600 BC, 2) c. 575-550 BC, 3) c. 560 BC, 4) c. 530-520 BC , 5) c. 515-500 BC, 6) c. 485 BC, 7) c. 320 BC
Periods and their Styles
Vocabulary to Describe Styles
Historians use a technique we may term periodization to assign events, individuals and works of art and literature to a specific time period.
500’s and earlier B.C.
300’s B.C. and later
Male: kouros (youth) Female: kore (maiden)
Ask Three Questions
To Identify the
of a Greek Sculpture
stylized: elimination or exaggeration of details; subjects are portrayed using a pattern or standard of expression
note hair, eyes, nose, mouth and symmetry
represents an attempt to create perfect representation of the human form
naturalistic or realistic:
portraiture, replicates life without relying on ideals, styles, or symbols
We may think of these pieces as life-like.
(Rome, Vatican Museums)
Discobolos (c450 BC) Roman marble copy after bronze original (Rome, National Museum)
(The Canon, or Spear Carrier) marble, c450 BC (Vatican Museums)
(Roman copy after bronze original c.450)
copy after originals known to have been created by Phidias for competition
Metropolitan Museum, New York
copy after originals known to have been created by Polykleitos for competition
Won by Polykleitos
(c530 BC) polychromed (painted) marble
(c480 BC) marble (Athens, Acropolis Museum)
Greek Sculpture: Quiz Name_______________________ Date__________Directions:Examine the figures as noted. Above and beside each figure create a flower as indicated by the diagram on the balckboard.