Greek Art

The sculpture of Greece is definitely one of the most influential artistic movements of any
ancient culture. Even though Greece itself was influenced visibly in the beginning by strong trade
routes, especially with Persia to the East and Egypt to the south, they quickly gathered these
methods and characteristics of the older civilizations and created within a few thousand years a
lasting inspiration that fueled many other advances in culture and art.The Romans most notably
copied Greek sculpture's perfect forms from the Classical and Hellenistic ages and it's through
their assimilation of the Greek culture that most of our sculptures survive today.Later revivals of
the far-distant past were given new life and power in the Renaissance of Italy.We imagine what
the Renaissance would have been without the influences of this ancient Greek art form.
The sculptural standard that the ancient Greeks created has carried itself into this modern
day, changing its form and meaning to meet the demands of new civilized and past part cultures.
We see this in our park sculptures, our increasing image bytes and even the new styles of
abstractions in modern art.The style of this form, especially the human form, had its strongest
foundation stones laid down by the sculptures of ancient Greece.
One of the celebrated works of the fifth century that we can define as the classical style is
the famous "Disk Thrower" statue by Myron.Almost all of the famous classical and Hellenistic
statues that survive today are marble Roman copies from the original bronze sculptures.Myron's
Disk-Thrower (Discobolos) is no exception.It was so famous in ancient Greece and Italy that
many copies were and have been made over the ages.Myron achieved the fame of this statue by
representing a frozen moment in time through the twisting balanced movement, and in a way he
completed the realism and the pl…

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