Essay representation of the human body

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REPRESENTATION OF THE HUMAN BODY
Depict, to represent or show in a form of art. How do cultures depict the human form? What do these depictions tell us about the value of these cultures? There are different views on the human form in ancient arts. The Indian view of art and their sculptures was the link between the body and the natural world. The main focus of Greek sculptures is the human form. Certain sculptures represented or played a political or religious part in their society.
The main focus of Greek sculptures was the human form. Most of Greek sculptures were nude subjects. These pieces of arts were created as a culture that believes in anthropomorphic god, gods that had a human form. Male sculptures were always nude, certain female sculptures were clothed. Greek depictions of human form were from temples or tombs. Greek sculptors tried to depict man into what they thought was Godlike. Later in the 7th century Greek sculptures changed in their look; the Gods where represented with some type of symbol because they had no physical sign of their divinity. “The view of depictions on pottery has recently changed some scholars have recognized that banqueting scenes depict the setting which the pottery was actually used envision as a certain type of afterlife for those using it.” (P48) The scenes that the Greeks used on their art were meant for cultural norms.
“In Indian philosophy and religion the purpose of the sculpture is not only to depict the physical body but to also give shape to an invisible spirits within the body.” (P48) Indian sculptures did not focus on the structure or appearance or the body, but to express the awareness of life within the body. The sculpture of Buddha was very important in Buddhism. This sculpture was…