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Early Classical / Transitional
How to improve archaic sculpture - rounded planes, fleshy, archaic face, add more movement and
lifelike hair.
Lost wax technique:
This was the name for the method of production used when creating bronze statues (sometime
it's referred to as the hollow wax technique).
Figure made in…

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Kritios Boy (490-480 BCE)
century Classical Period,
The Kritios Boy is the first statue of the 5th
and represents an artistic revolution as the statue manages to
break out of the restrictive kouros pose and create a fully realistic
statue. Kritios achieves this in a number of ways:
Unlike the…

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Delphic Charioteer (478-474 BCE)

The Delphi Charioteer
was erected by
Polyzalos, tyrant of the
polis of Gela on Sicily,
to commemorate his
victory in the chariot
race at the Delphic
games. The sculptor
seems to have been
keen to achieve
realism, as well as
being eager to exploit
the aesthetic…

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Artemision Bronze (460 BCE)

The sculptor has exploited bronze's high tensile strength to
create a dynamic and dramatic pose. The god holds a bolt of
lightning/trident in his right hand, while his left is fully
extended as if aiming at his target.
The sculptor has used the `frozen moment' technique;…

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Riace Warriors (The Youth) (460-450 BCE)
The Riace Warriors, or Calabrian bronzes, were found at the bottom of the sea near Calabria in
the 1970s. It is believed that both Warriors would
originally have held a spear and a shield. The sculptor's
attention to meticulous detail is apparent; both statues…

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Chest muscles are still a little bit symmetrical.
Knees are pointing forward.
Left foot is ready and poised for the throw.
Looking back at his arm as he would do.
Large muscles of his flags - can see hip bone.
Tendons and veins can be seen on his arms and…

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Size decreases - much more like an ordinary man or woman
Severe expression, no emotion - not different as it is the same as archaic.
Jenny is a n00b
Shorter and triangular faces
Regular features - nose, eyes, ears
Hair is now in separate strands - lots of detail here…


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