Cycladic Culture

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rtists dating back to the Prehistoric times, attempted to create human figures. They differ in their reasoning for making them, as well as the style of each one. The Cycladic, Female Figure, 2500-2400 B.C.E., and the Classical, Doryphoros 480-400 BCE by Polykleitos both are examples of how different human statue styles and purposes change between periods.
Culture of the Cycladic time period, 2500-2400 BCE, is widely unknown. However, what is known about the Cycladic culture came from Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey. The Iliad and Odyssey are epic tales of kings, heroes, and gods. They are mostly about the sege of troy by Henierich. These stories are still popular today. However, Heinrich Schiemann found most of Homers claims to be false through archeological records. Through these archeological records they found the cycladic time period was a time of wealth and trade. They traded mostly with Obsidian, a dark volcanic rock. The wealth accumulated was for many functions. One function was in the funerary practice. They buried their dead in stone pits called cist graves. These graves occasionally contain offerings like jewelry, weapons, pottery, and figures. There was a figure found, creatively named Female Figure, during the Cycladic period. …show more content…

Good thing the Romans took it upon themselves to copy statues out of marble which are still around today. One of these pieces was called the Doryphoros made originally by Polykleitos. Polykleitos studied the human anatomy and principles of commensurability, parts of the body relating to one another and together as a whole. His compositions also addressed rythmos, competitions with the illusion of movement. Polykleitos studied these things so in depth, he figured out the proportions mathematically. The Doryphoros proposes an ideal system for proportions. The individual elements of the body relate perfectly mathematically as well as the body as a

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