Greek Art (part 3)

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Greek Art (part 3)
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    • Grave Stele of a Young Hunter
    • Era: Late Classical, 340-330 BCE
    • Location: Athens, Greece
    • Techniques:
    • made of marble
    • 5'6" tall
    • originally set in architectural frame 
    • higher relief - parts fully in the round 
    • pronounced change in mood - like innovations of Skopas 
    • hunter looks out at viewer - inviting sympathy & creating emotional bridge between spectator & artwork
    • Content:
    • depicts overt mourning deceased=young hunter - like Skopas’ heroes 
    • small boy at feet (servant, brother) sobs openly 
    • hunter’s dog - drooping head in sorrow 
    • old man (father) leans on walking stick - ponders irony of fate to take powerful young son, while he still lives
    • Weary Herakles
    • Artist: Lysippos
    • Era: Late Classical, 320 BCE
    • Techniques:
    • copy of bronze original
    • 10'5" tall
    • exhibited in Baths of Caracalla in Rome - inspire athletes
    • signed by copier - Glykon of Athens
    • exaggerated muscular development is ironic because strongman so weary that must lean on club for support - without it, he would topple over
    • rejected stability and balance as worthy goals for statuary
    • holds golden apples of Hesperides in right hand behind back
    • instead of joy for completing 1 of 12 labors, seems dejected
    • thinks only of pain & weariness, not immortality that awaits him - humanizing gods
    • Nike of Samathrace
    • Era: Hellenistic, 190 BCE
    • Location: Sanctuary of the Great Gods
    • Techniques:
    • extreme amount of wind
    • sheer clothing - shows contours of legs but also billows in the wind
    • arm was raising a crown
    • displayed on top of a two-tiered fountain that was constantly flowing to represent waves and create a reflection of the statue in the water
    • art and nature
    • prototype for automobile ornaments and figure heads on the front of ships
    • Dying Gaul
    • Era: Hellenistic, 230-220 BCE
    • Location: Pergamon
    • Techniques:
    • 3'1/2"
    • high surface patina
    • torque denotes him as a Gaul (French)
    • defined muscles
    • taut chest
    • buldging viens emphasized in his legs
    • glorious death 
    • dramatic hair
    • wound carved into statue
    • mustache - mature individual
    • honor and glory
    • Altar of Zeus and Athena
    • Era: Hellenistic, 175 BCE
    • Location: Pergamon
    • Techniques:
    • framed by Ionic collonade
    • stoa (covered collonade or portico) with projecting wings
    • frieze runs 400ft
    • gigantomachy - victory over barbarians
    • Athena Taking Young Alcyneos by the Hair
    • Era: Hellenistic, 175 BCE
    • Location: Altar of Zeus and Athena, Pergamon
    • Techniques:
    • 7'6" tall
    • frozen movement
    • deeply undercut folds
    • expression and emotion on the figures
    • strong sense of controlled pain
    • undercut eyes of Alcyoneos
    • exagerated pose
    • wings are low-medium relief
    • recession into space with overlap and different levels of relief
    • Laocoon
    • Artists: Agesander(main), Athnodoros, and Polydoros
    • Era: Hellenistic, early 1st century BCE
    • Location: Rome, Italy
    • Techniques:
    • made of marble
    • 7'10.5" tall
    • nightmare scene
    • ferocious cries
    • high muscle, emotion and energy
    • Trojan priest and his sons warn the Trojans of the trick - Athena send sea serpents after them
    • Aphrodite of Melos
    • Artist: Alexandros of Antioch on the Meander
    • Era: Hellenistic, 150-125 BCE
    • Techniques:
    • made of marble
    • 6'7" tall
    • nude female in an erotic pose
    • left hand held and apple possibly
    • right hand holds drapery teasingly possibly
    • overtly sexual

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