Free Standing Sculpture

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Piraeus Apollo

  • 550-500BC
  • Holding a libation bowl
  • Archaic smile and slightly bulging eyes
  • Opposite foot is advanced
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The Tyrannicides

  • 477BC
  • Harmodius and Aristogeiton killed the tyrant Hipparchus, for democracy.

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Kritios Boy

  • 490-480BC
  • Weight shifted onto back leg & head turned slightly.
  • Little advance over the Aristodikes form.

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The Riace Warriors/Bronzes

  • 475-450BC
  • The ideal of human form, naturalism
  • Weight is concentrated on one leg leaving the other bent with a slight rotation in the torso.

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Charioteer from Delphi

  • 480-470BC
  • Straight drapery - not much anatomy, lack of symmetry
  • Archaic shallow locks of hair
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Zeus/Poseidon from the sea

 

  • 475-450BC
  • Strong eyeline, along arm. Arms contrast
  • Stiff and static torso
  • Vivid, convincing & action packed

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Diskobolos

  • 475-450BC
  • Simple, clean static figure & charming face
  • Symmetry, repetition of shapes

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