March 4
Ancient Rome

 

 

the archaic smile

Getty Kouros

The Getty Kouros. c. 530 BCE or modern forgery

Kroisos

Kroisos (Kouros from Anavysos).  c. 525 BC.  Marble, height 6’4”.
http://lucyhewitt.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/kouros_kroisos3.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Period
400 - 323 BCE

 

Doryphoros

Polykleitos.  Doryphoros (spear bearer).  Roman copy after Greek original bronze of 450 - 440 BCE.  Marble.  Height 6' 6".

 

 

 

 

 

 

David

Michelangelo.  David.  1501 - 4.
http://emptyeasel.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/michelangelosdavid.jpg

contrapposto = Italian for "opposite," a sculptural devicea, originated by the ancient Greeks, in which the standing human figure is poised such that the weight rests on one leg (called the engaged leg), freeing the other leg, which is bent at the knee. With the weight shift, the hips, shoulders, and head tilt, suggesting relaxation with the subtle internal organic movement that denotes life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riace Warrior

Riace Warrior A, found in the sea off Riace, Italy.  c. 450 BC.  Bronze, height 6’ 8”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parthenon

Iktinos, Kallikrates, and Karpion.  The Parthenon (view from the west), Akropolis, Athens.  448 – 432 BC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acropolis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athena Parthenos

Phidias. Athena Parthenos. c. 438 BC. Model of the lost statue, of which was approx. 38’ tall.  Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hellenistic Period
323 - 146 BCE

Knidian Aphrodite

Knidian Aphrodite.  Roman copy after an original of c. 340 – 330 BC, by Praxiteles.  Marble, height 6’8”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battle of Issos

The Battle of Issos or the Battle of Alexander and the Persians. 
Mosaic copy from Pompeii of a Hellenistic painting of c. 315 BC.  8’11” X 16’ 9 ½”.

 

 

 

 

 

Battle of Issos detail

The Battle of Issos or the Battle of Alexander and the Persians (detail). 
Mosaic copy from Pompeii of a Hellenistic painting of c. 315 BC.  8’11” X 16’ 9 ½”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laocoon

Perhaps by Agesander, Athenodoros, and Polydoros of Rhodes.  The Laocoon Group  (present state, former restorations removed). 
1st century BC.  Marble, height 7’.
http://eeyore.astro.uiuc.edu/pics/italy/rome/laocoon.jpg