Greek Sculpture During The Archaic Period

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During the Archaic period the sculpted figures were more abstract geometric patterning, idealism, symmetrical and stiff. The purposes for the sculptures were designed as decorations of cult statues, religious buildings, or as honor reminder of the deceased/god. All statues of archaic period were in fact painted with very bright colors in the lips, hair, and other body parts. On page 117 “During the Archaic phase of Greek sculpture, freestanding representations of the male youth (kouros) retain the rigid verticality of tree trunks from which earlier Greek sculptures were carved“(Fiero). Most of the free-standing Greek sculptures from the Archaic era - resembled Egyptian statues in both shape and posture. During the Hellenistic period the
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