Arete In Greek Art Essay

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The people during the Classical Era of Greek worshipped God and godlike appearance was the main standard in their art. Statues became more natural and their posture, bodily movement were less stiff. They focused more on Olympics sports since ability to play sport became more important to the Greeks. They believed it was a way to become closer to their gods. To them, arete can be depicted through controlled movements and staged faces. One of examples is the “Discolobus” by Myron. They wanted to be described in idealized human form, God-like appearance in contrapposto posture (such as the “Spear Bearer” by Polykleitos). The Greeks valued physical healthiness and masculinity (for

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