The Evolution of Archaic Greek Art

Michael Lahanas

Griechische Kunst: Evolution

Man

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

Even if initially there was an Egyptian influence, Greek Art evolved differently. The main reason is that sculptures were used differently in the Egyptian and Greek society. In Egypt sculptures were used for various religious or "political" reasons.This was also a reason that it fixed by rules and thus remained static. As soon as the Greeks learned some techniques for producing the sculptures they developed these further to approch the perfect body. In around 2 centuries they were able to produce anatomically perfect sculptures. After the idealistic forms sculptors in the Hellenistic period were interested in realistic and less idealized anatomies such as of old men and women. The sculptors were interested in showing a particular moment and emotions than a static idealized picture earlier.

Kouros

Modern Art

Ares (Anthony Caro) 1994?

Woman

Evolution of the Korai from orientalizing Nikander Kore to the Euthydikos Kore and comparison with the Hellenistic Diana of Versailles

1) c. 650 BC, 2) c. 630 BC 3) c. 550 BC 4) c. 530 BC 5) c. 490 BC 6) c. 320 BC

Kore

Modern Art

Aphrodite (Venus) (Anthony Caro) 1994?

Other Images

http://www.biada.org/materies/artsdidactica/art/escult/grecia/arcaic/koreEV.jpg

http://www.biada.org/materies/artsdidactica/art/escult/grecia/arcaic/arcEVOL.jpg

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