Hellenistic Art: The Pietà Vs. David

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The Pietà represents a conglomeration of both Greek periods. It is Hellenistic due to its emotional characteristics. Hellenistic art was known for its imperfection; it shows human emotion and realism of human qualities such as scars or messy hair. But it is also Hellenic due to some of its characteristics of perfection. The Virgin Mary’s face is youthful and perfect. It is the classic style of Hellenic art. Hellenic art represents perfection, displaying no sentiment and none of the art shows any sort of scars.
The Pietà and David are very different in style. The Pietà, although a conglomeration of both Greek periods, would be considered Hellenistic compared to David. The sculpture of David is completely of classic Hellenic style in that it
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