Ancient Greek Statue: Kouros Vs. Kore

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In the first part of the video, The Classical Ideal, the video describes the characteristics and examples of Greek art. The art we recognize as Greek was produced between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago. In early Greece, art was heavily intertwined with its culture and religion. Art forms, such as architects and statues, expressed the early Greek culture and their values. For an example, the ancient Greeks use statues to portray their ideal gender characteristics. The Kouros statue depicts the men as naked and bold. Furthermore, the statue depicts men standing free and proud, in an autonomous fashion. The statue also depicts the men as beautiful and youthful. All these characteristics illustrated from Kouros gave us insight on what the ancient Greek culture values in the male gender. On the other hand, Kore (a female version of Kouros) depicts the female gender as beautiful, timid and serene. Kore indicates what the ancient Greek society values in the female gender. Both Kouros and Kore serve two purposes and functions. Firstly, the statues were used as tokens for the grave. Secondly, the statues were used as sacrifices to the gods. The second function shows the interweaving of Greek art and Greek religion. This intertwining of art and…show more content…
Even today, arches with similar style of that of the Romans could still be seen today. I remembered visiting Princeton University last summer. I remember seeing arches everywhere within the Princeton University’s campus. The entrance to some of the buildings were massive arches that created tunnels. The catholic-style church in the center of the campus also contained many arches as its foundation. I believe that, through the use of arches, Princeton university built a campus that was both elegant and reliable. One question I would pose would be: Can you think of any modern architectural ideas that are as innovating as the Roman
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