Figurines In The Cycladic Museum

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The human form has been depicted artistically in various ways throughout history. The Greeks' obsession with the form human body dates as far back as 3,000 B.C. The marble figurines in the Cycladic Museum were created over 5,000 years ago. The actual meaning of these figurines remains unknown as written material about them has yet to be found. The sculptures focused on the form of female human beings. The figurines were connected to fertility; as they depicted pregnant women and women who had previously given birth. During the 6th century Greeks began depicting the human form in 3-D and in movement. This art was revolutionary for the simple fact that it represented the realistic human form. This style would later be replaced by athletic depictions

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