This lesson discusses the evolution of the human figure in Greek sculpture from the Archaic Period to the Classical Period.
Image of Kouros, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kouros_anavissos.jpg; Image of Calf-Bearer (Moschophoros), Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ACMA_Moschophoros.jpg; Image of Peplos Kore, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ACMA_679_Kore_1.JPG; Image of Kore from Acropolis, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:015MA_Kore.jpg; Image of Krition Boy, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:009MA_Kritios.jpg; Image of Riace Warriors, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Reggio_calabria_museo_nazionale_bronzi_di_riace.jpg; Image of Doryphoros, Polykleitos, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Doryphoros_MAN_Napoli_Inv6011-2.jpg
An archaic Greek sculptural image of a young athletic man, usually nude, standing with one foot in front of the other.
An archaic Greek sculpture of a young woman wearing loose robes.
In a work of art, the quality of appearing lifelike and natural.
A robe or shawl worn by women in ancient Greece.
A naturalistic pose in which the human figure places most of the weight on one foot, resting the other foot and creating a slight tilt in the pelvis.
A system of ideal proportions for the human figure, seen in the Doryphorus by Polykleitos, in which the size of the head was 1/8 of the total height of the figure.
The stiff, unnaturalistic facial expression seen in many Archaic Kouros and Kore figures.