c. 480 BCE
Marble, approx. 3’ 10” high.
Acropolis Museum, Athens.
NOTE: While it's important that you know the general time periods and countries of origin for each presented Artist Spotlight, this is the only one for which you need to know the exact date. It's just that important.
Click on both links below and read carefully/take notes:
CONTRAPPOSTO (this is a download)
We will be watching a video clip from "How Art Made the World," in order to understand the importance of this sculpture and what is yet to come.
Watch this video on your own:
1. This sculpture represents a "transitional" style of Greek sculpture. What is the name of this specific style/time period in Greek history (not Late Archaic) AND which two periods does it bridge?
2. Explain "contrapposto": 1) What does the term mean, literally 2) How does it show itself in the Kritios Boy, and 3) Why is it so important?
3. Compare and contrast Kritios Boy to the statues that would come later in the Middle Ages.