The Ancient Greeks And The Ancient Greek Sculptures

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In about c.580 BCE the Kouros (Youth) was created. This is a sculpture of a Greek God standing in the frontal position with one foot pointed forward and the hips still straight. This shows a godly position because realistically humans cannot stand like this. This is very important because for the Greeks to mimic the Ancient Egyptian sculpting styles you can see that they are trying to make a statement. They are trying to expand the footprint of the art of the Ancient Egyptians. They specifically followed the stance and facial expressions of the sculptures which we see now as a Godly stance because humans cannot physically stand the way that they are standing. The resemblance between the Ancient Greek and the Ancient Egyptian sculptures is very important because the Egyptian Pharaohs are known as Demi Gods and the Ancient Greek were showing themselves as Gods in their Sculptures. In the Kuros from Tenea head you can see that they mouth has a smile to it. This is something new to us. We did not see a smile in these types of sculptures for a long time. This is very important because the Greeks are straying away from the Egyptian sculptures and becoming more human. The smile shows more human features which means that they are evolving their way of making art into something new and innovative. As the Greeks sculptures evolve they become more and more human in ways. The more the Greeks evolve, the more human their sculptures become and the more they stray away from
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