Kouros dates to 600Bc
• very similar to Egyptian styles
• archaic period onwards borrowed notion of ideal from E but very naturalistic
• 150yrs later dramatic change
• Kouros were painted w wax, sculpted at the height of youth, sculpture in the round
free of social status. The lack of clothes to stand for the virtuous values.
The Male body in a naturalistic observational way to represent the virtues.
• Archaic period made in marble. After 480 in the classical period the Greeks perfect
bronze casting on a massive scale., medium of choice in human representation was
bronze, the techniques allowed for a more life like image.
Kore=female ﬁgure but not paragon of virtues
• Frequently commissioned by individuals used a grave markers or votive offerings
75 yrs. later 5-18
Kuros ﬁgure demonstration how much more naturalistic.
Archaic sculptures are special bc of their pose of even weight distributions, stiff striding,
observation based stylized. Face is always the small, the archaic smile not narrative,
Ceretian boy, 490/480 BCE
• much more natural, not done by signs but by the muscles themselves, weight f the
body on the back leg counter poise, a manner of representing the body in a way so
that its weight appear to be shifted to the back of the