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Archaic Kouroi
540 BC Archaic 490 BC Late archaic 460 BC early classical/severe/transitional 400 BC high classical 4th
century Hellenistic (alexander the great) 340 BC onwards Sculpting Many statues of the Archaic Period
are made of marble. Stone's low-tensile strength ensures that the limbs of any marble statue cannot be…

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Braided hair with a stylised pattern Regular with no movement Calves same thickness as thighs
No higher hip, not natural movement. Easier to have a clenched fist Shoulder blades and thorax
and pecs etc have total symmetry.

Sounion kouros (580 BCE)
Same pose: left foot forward Over three metres tall…

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Anavyssos (530 BCE)
The kouros of Anavyssos was also a grave marker, and shows a change in artistic approach. The sculptor
seems to have been interested in creating a more realistic statue, without the elements of pattern and
symmetry featured on the earlier kouroi: However, despite the sculptor's attempts at…

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ARISTODIKOS 500 BC
Still in same position, left leg is still forward.
Toes have become more naturalistic - less clumpy.
Slim (legs especially but still the harsh shadows) but with a larger waist. Buttocks has
fleshiness. Arms are slightly away from body.
Softness of chest and back, real shoulder blades…

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Page 1

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Archaic Kouroi
540 BC Archaic 490 BC Late archaic 460 BC early classical/severe/transitional 400 BC high classical 4th
century Hellenistic (alexander the great) 340 BC onwards Sculpting Many statues of the Archaic Period
are made of marble. Stone's low-tensile strength ensures that the limbs of any marble statue cannot be…

Page 2

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Braided hair with a stylised pattern Regular with no movement Calves same thickness as thighs
No higher hip, not natural movement. Easier to have a clenched fist Shoulder blades and thorax
and pecs etc have total symmetry.

Sounion kouros (580 BCE)
Same pose: left foot forward Over three metres tall…

Page 3

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Anavyssos (530 BCE)
The kouros of Anavyssos was also a grave marker, and shows a change in artistic approach. The sculptor
seems to have been interested in creating a more realistic statue, without the elements of pattern and
symmetry featured on the earlier kouroi: However, despite the sculptor's attempts at…

Page 4

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ARISTODIKOS 500 BC
Still in same position, left leg is still forward.
Toes have become more naturalistic - less clumpy.
Slim (legs especially but still the harsh shadows) but with a larger waist. Buttocks has
fleshiness. Arms are slightly away from body.
Softness of chest and back, real shoulder blades…

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