From the YouTube Greek sculpture video, which sculpture reflects Greek naturalism, and what is its subject matter, form and content?
• Subject matter – the topic or theme depicted in the work.
• Form – the visual characteristics or elements of the artwork: line, shape, form, space, texture, color, etc.
• Content – the message of the artwork; the ideas the artist is trying to express.
What techniques make it so revolutionary compared to earlier Greek sculpture and why are they significant?
How do modern day images of human forms compare to Greek sculptural forms in terms of similarities and differences; form; or other visual characteristics?
Did the Greeks have an adoration of or an obsession with the human body and is it prevalent in our society today? Are our beliefs similar or different than those held by the Greeks, and why or why not? What specific characteristics of the sculpture spoken about above supports or disproves this idea?
The statue of Critin is a good example of Greek naturalism; he also represents a milestone in the development of life-like Greek sculpture. He is a standing man on whom the tautness of the flesh exposes the firmness of the underlying muscles and whose back displays the grace of line and form of the human figure.