Monday, March 28, 2011
This would serve beautifully as the cover for our Greek Unit, because it is one of the most recognizable Greek statues. It shows the modern man and how real, detailed, and natural they were. It shows their dress and muscular, fit attributes. The determined look on his nicely sculpted face symbolizes the Greek power and goals to constantly progress and strive for greatness. Their appreciation for strength and athleticism heavily influenced one of today's biggest worldwide events- The Olympics. On top of the strength that this statue conveys, the art skill involved here is perfection. The miniscule details that the artists in Greek would incorporate were amazing. Their craftsmanship shines in this sketch. When one sees this statue, they can immediately make the connection to the Greeks, especially because of the hair and toga.