Essay 4 Replacing Essay 2

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Art History Essay #2

From the art of Aegean presents a sculpture known as the, Female Cycladic Idol, shown in video eight. It dates back to around 3000-2500 B.C. in the early Bronze Age. This beautiful piece of art was superbly sculpted with the lyre-shaped head angled backwards, prominent aquiline nose and a pointed chin. Its height is 11 ½ in and its medium is marble. The narrow arms folded right below left showing its stylistic approach. The thin frame of the sculpture makes it appear like a violin. The swirling defect makes this female sculpture extremely attractive. This piece is depicted nude with arms folded across the stomach, which was common during this period.
In video nine, shows the statute male statue Kouros. This statue was derived from Southwest Asia and Egypt. It’s roughly symmetrical and forward-facing with simplified anatomy. It stands free and proud maybe meaning that man is the measure of all things. It presents a naked and rather muscular male figure with long braided hair, a tall and slender body and broad shoulders and chest with the arms held tightly against the body and the hands clenched. The most important trait of this statue is its freestanding posture with one foot ahead of the other as if the figure is in the process of walking, known in art history as contrapposto. It’s thought to be an offering to the Gods, specifically Apollo, or for grave purposes.
Shown in video ten is the Geometric Krater, which is a common pottery form used Greek art. The terracotta Krater originated in Greece between 750-700 BCE, known as the Geometric period. They were made of ceramic and painted with linear designs. The designs on the Krater demonstrate what is known today as a funeral procession. Their bodies are drawn with their arms stretched and hands above their heads, as if they’re pulling out their hair, implicating their sorrow. The figures used in this Krater