For myfirst compare and contrast assignment (#2), i did the egyptian figure torso of a general and the greek marble statue of kourosthese statues have some imilarities, and many differences. A kouros (male statue) represented an athletic youth (admired greatly by the greeks), life sized, left foot slightly forward, arms at the sides a kore (female statue) was done along the same lines. Statue of a kouros (youth) is a good example for this era which may not look naturalistic to us, though it demonstrates two important aspects of archaic greek art: an interest in lifelike vitality and a concern with design.
Yet the greek male pose differs from the egyptian in tilt and stance, while the coiffure was familiar in syrian art as well, moreover, greek masons may already have been used to marble, and egyptian forms are full and rounded and to some degree individualized, while daedalic figures have a spare and unnaturally simplified structure. The principal types of archaic sculpture are the kouros (plural kouroi), a nude male statue standing with one foot forward and the kore (plural korai), a clothed female statue standing with feet together. Not alone in upright position protrude out in the kore statue (female figure) with raised arms are further points doryphorus stands in a true sense of word instructive comparison with the archaic different mass from which only the toes kouros figures. Kouros (kouroi,plural), greek for boy, is used to denote a type of standing male figure a comparison of the statue of a kouros is with the statue of menkaure highlights the similarities and differences between egyptian and greek.
Marble statue of a kouros (the metropolitan museum of art) there are numerous opinions about the origins of the greek kouroi, in general about what social groups and societies influenced the style of the kouroi, and in particular what the depictions of the kouroi signify about ancient greek culture in the archaic period. Marble statue of a kouros (new york kouros), c 590–580 bce (attic, archaic), naxian marble, 1946 x 516 cm (the metropolitan museum of art) speakers: dr beth harris and dr steven zucker created by beth harris and steven zucker. The body beautiful: the classical ideal in ancient greek art image a marble statue thought to be of the greek god dionysus, center, from the east pediment of the parthenon, at the british museum.
Even in the statue's damaged state, the garment is identifiable by the overfold above the figure's waist little of the figure’s anatomy is actually visible, except for the contour of her right thigh, which is revealed as she pulls the fabric of her peplos to the side. The marble statue known as the kritios boy, is a far-reaching departure from the human figure represented in the kouros the change is simply but effectively achieved by asking the kouros to relax one leg and to place all the weight on the other. Roman copy in marble after greek bronze original of c 450 bc myron, discobolos compared with the egyptian statue of menkaure this figure is: (metropolitan kouros) more abstract compared to egyptian art, in greek art the gods: appear in more casual poses. Crafted between 530 - 520 bce and approximately 1660 meters in height, the marble statue featured on the left is a kouros (meaning nude male youth), a type of statue which dominated the archaic period (600 - 480 bce) of ancient greece. This is one of the earliest marble statues of a human figure carved in attica the rigid stance, with the left leg forward and arms at the side, was derived from egyptian art.
Egyptian ka statues (or, stone-carved human figures, made to house the spirit of the deceased (the ‘ka’), when they visited the living after their death), were particularly of influence on greek kouros. Kouros, from attica, greece, ca 600 bce marble, 6′ 1/2″ high metropolitan museum of art, new york this marble kouros (which is greek for “youth”) is one of the earliest greek examples of life-size statuary and emulates the egyptian statue’s prototype. Both egyptian and greek sculptures had major influences on other cultures (ie egyptian sculptures influenced greek sculptures and greek sculptures influenced roman and western sculptures) both egyptian and greek sculptures served as a form of entertainment and worship for either egyptian gods and pharaohs or greek gods and legends.
Kore, plural korai, type of freestanding statue of a maiden—the female counterpart of the kouros, or standing youth—that appeared with the beginning of greek monumental sculpture in about 660 bc and remained to the end of the archaic period in about 500 bc. Egyptian art was more oriented towards religion on the contrary, greek art was much more oriented towards philosophy unlike egyptian art, greek art examined the world as it was and explored the various concepts of life. A comparison between it and an egyptian statue of a standing male figure reveals the source of the greek sculptor's inspiration the egyptian figure and the metropolitan kouros have the same proportions.
While classical greek sculpture was created after the ideal beauty canons, one the most characteristic feature of ancient roman sculpture is the contradiction between the form of representation of the body and the head. Ancient greek sculpture is the sculpture of ancient greece athena in the workshop of a sculptor working on a marble horse, attic red-figure kylix, 480 bc, staatliche antikensammlungen (inv 2650) greek kings as egyptian pharaohs austin: university of texas press, 2002. Defining beauty: the body in ancient greek art the british museum, 26 march to 5 july 2015 sainsbury exhibition gallery, world conservation and exhibitions centre, the british museum, london wc1b 3dg uk.