Friday, July 11, 2014

Differences in Statuary Styles (Egyptian, Greek, Roman)

Need a little education...

From what I remember from my college classes, the ancient Egyptians looked to convey a symbolic and eternal, unchanging image of their culture and rule, thus the very similar works of sculpture wherein only the facial features changed. The Greeks did likewise, in a way, focusing on the beauty of the human form and ignoring flaws. Meanwhile, the Romans were all about honesty and tradition. In many of their sculptures, realism was the goal.