Personal Styles in Greek Sculpture
The aim of this 1996 book is to identify and evaluate the distinctive styles of five important ancient Greek sculptors whose work is discussed by ancient writers. Its underlying assumption is that the history of Greek sculpture was not simply governed by impersonal, evolutionary forces but that, like the sculpture of later periods, it was shaped by the intuitions, predilections and innovations of particular individuals. The international group of authors whose essays appear here recognize that the problematical and fragmentary nature of the surviving evidence makes their task a difficult one. Nevertheless, by drawing upon the evidence of recent archaeological finds and by re-evaluating both the ancient literary sources and earlier scholarly literature, they expand our understanding of the role of personal styles in ancient Greek art.
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acrolithic Acropolis Agora Amazon Antikythera Apollo Sauroktonos Apoxyomenos Artemis artist Asklepieion Asklepios Athena Areia Athena Parthenos Athenian attribution base Berlin Bronze Athena century BC chiton Classical coins colossal composition contrapposto Corinth cult cult image Damophon dedicated Delphi Despinis Dionysos Doryphoros Eros figures fourth-century fragment frieze Furtwangler goddess Greek art Greek sculpture hair Harrison head height Hellenistic helmet Herakles Hermes inscription Katalog Frankfurt Kephisodotos Knidian Aphrodite Knidos Kreikenbom Krull left arm left leg Lemnia Linfert Louvre Lykosoura Lysippos Mainz Marathon marble Medici Messene Messenian metopes monument Moreno Munich Nike Olympia original painting Palagia Pausanias pediment Pheidias Pliny Pollitt Polygnotos Polykleitos Polyklet portrait pose Pouring Satyr Prakt Praxitelean Praxiteles preserved reliefs replicas Ridgway right arm Roman copies Rome sanctuary Satyr sculpture shield shoulder side Silenos Spielbein statue statuette Stoa style stylistic supra supra n temple Thespiai tion torso Vatican Vierneisel-Schlorb Zeus