Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: March 31, 2003

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Worksheet #11
Chapter 5: Greek Art

The human form is handled much differently by Greek sculptors in the Archaic, Classic and Hellenistic periods. Using the specific examples below, discuss how the human body is portrayed. What elements do each sculpture exhibit that are typical of the period that they were created in? (In other words, what specific things tell us that it is a sculpture made in the Archaic, Classic or Hellenistic period?) What general Greek concerns and ideas of their ages does each statue reflect? How do you respond, personally, to each work?

The Archaic Period
Standing Youth (Kouros). c. 600 B.C.

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The Classic Period
Doryphoros (spear Bearer). Roman copy after an original of c. 450 - 440 B.C. by Polykleitos.

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The Hellenistic Period
The Laocoon Group. Perhaps by Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydoros of Rhodes.
1st century B.C.

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