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ピンもと:Ancient to Medieval Art

480-400 BCE – Early and High Classical Periods

Zeus (or Poseidon?), from the sea off Cape Artemision, Greece, ca. 460-450 BCE. Bronze, 6′ 10″ high. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Riace Warriors. These bronzes are from the early Classical Period and are a fine example of contrapposto - the statues have more realistic stances than earlier Archaic pieces. The Bronze statues were rescued from the sea off the coast of Southern Italy in 1972. (left) Bronze B - 430-420 BC. Possibly a Corinthian. (right) Bronze A - 460-450 BC. Probably an Athenian.

"Discobolus" the ancient Greek sculptor Myron was the most famous masterpieces of the classical period. The Greeks defeated the Persians in the Battle of Marathon, came the desired peace and artists, to maintain a spirit of optimism, began to create new masterpieces in a more realistic manner. The original statue is made of bronze and is stored in the National Roman Museum.

“The Hellenistic Prince” -- 3rd-2nd Centuries BCE -- Thought to be a Seleucid prince, perhaps Attalus II of Pergamon -- Bronze -- National Museum of Rome

Hermes con el niño Dionisos (h. 330-320 a. C). Museo de Olimpia. Época helenística. Arte griego.

Michelangelo, 1504. David, 17' marble statue of the David with his sling shot. Breathtaking in person.

Riace bronzes (Statue B) cast about 460–450 BC, first discovered in 1972, Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, Reggio Calabria, Italy.