Why are arms missing from Greek sculpture?
Greek sculpture is very old, most of it more than 2000 years. There have been lots of incidents which have damaged artwork. MInor accidents may be sufficient to damage protruding parts of a marble sculpture, as arms, legs, head, ears, nose, penis etc. Note that most Greek sculpture was bronze. Most antique marble sculpture is Roman or Roman copies of Greek bronze originals.
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ideal, or perfect,figures.
Because they are the weakest parts of the statue. Consider that most statues are about 2000 years old. Many of them were found buried under modern civilian buildings, roads, e…tc. Statues were also prone to fall off their base in earthquakes (which happen in Greece a lot!) Also, some of them (usually the headless ones) were deliberately vandalised by various opponents of the Greek culture over the years.
because the greek saw stuff like that much different than we do now. they saw the simplicity in nature there for no clothes!
Bronze or marble. Ideal, or perfect figures
Romans created more realistic portraits. Greek sculptures idealized the humane form, using athletes as models of perfection.
The most famous armless sculpture is the so-called Venus de Milo. It is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch and was created at some time between 130 and 100 BC.
Greek sculptures are realistic in form, that means: They always look like whatever the sculpture is supposed to portrait (ex.: if it's an sculpture of a human figure, it looks… like a human figure, etc...) Now, a more accurate description of Greek Sculptures would be that they are "Idealistic. Greek sculptures always portrayed men and women in a very idealist way. All men were very fit, with bulging muscles and very strong. All women were extremely beautiful and graceful.
The oldest Greek sculptures known were made by anonymous artists.
Greek Sculptures of the Classical period . Developed a better portrayal of human anatomy . Poses became more naturalistic . Displayed young, athletic, beautiful human for…ms . Experimented with movement . Both men and women were often portrayed nude . Greek Gods and Goddesses and scenes from myths were oftenportrayed . Images were idealized (no scars, perfect figures etc.) Greek sculpture of the Hellenistic period . Developed Sculpture in the Round, where statues could be lookedat from all angles and sides, giving the viewer severalcomplementary perspectives . Developed the study of draping and effects of transparency ofclothing . Developed greater suppleness of poses . Developed the portrayal of emotions, particularly painfulexpressions and movements . Emphasised anatomical features further, developing anatomichyper-realism. . Followed the ruler worship developments of the Hellenisticperiod, producing idealised statues of Hellenistic king forpropaganda . Developed portraiture (busts) tinged with naturalism under theinfluence of Roman sculpture. Roman sculpture of the Republican period was mainly portraituresculpture (busts) which displayed realistic images (broken noses,scars, wrinkles) and emphasised age, which was seen as a mark ofwisdom and fitness for leadership. Roman plebeian sculpture of the Republican period consisted mainlyof reliefs portraying people engaged in their trades. This wasuncommon in Greek sculpture. Roman sculpture of the period of rule by emperors used full bodiedstatues and was modelled on the Hellenistic sculpture. LikeHellenistic sculpture, it was idealised and was used as propagandato glorify the ruler, who were portrayed as youthful. Strength andvigour now became the idealised quality of the ruler, rather thanage. Many Hellenistic sculptures were copied by Roman sculpture.There was an increase in the number of statues of scenes of myths.The Romans valued athletics and sports much less than the Greeks.Therefore, while the Greeks made sculptures of athletes, in Romethese were not common. Both Used manly marble or bronze. Occasionally gold statues were made. Coloured their sculptures with mineral-based paints with organicbinding media that disintegrated over time.
some of the famous sculpture of Greek are namely "The Discobolos by the sculptor Myron, Laocoon and his sons, of Niobe and her daughter, of the 'Nike of Samothrace" are some o…f the famous sculpture of greek
Egyptian statues are older and resides mostly in countries whosewarm and rugged climate has not been kind to conquering soldiers,therefore they have been left alone almost by …default. A key to the answer is the stone materials they are made of,granite is harder than marble, hence a bigger chance of it to standtime and weathering etc.. And mostly buried in the sand or in temples, the Egyptian and othergranite/hardstoned artworks also have been safer than the greekartworks. The greek marble statues and artwork has been bothweathered down and crushed by peoples overtaking the countries andthrown away their art. If only all artwork would have been seen for its true glory, theworld would be a more peaceful place. Nowadays there is stone carving courses online, so if you likestone-cutting and art you can make some of your own "sustainablestone-art". :-D Hopefully this answers at least some of your questions, but as theysay: "All answers produces new questions to answer...:)" /R.
Because the paint that used to cover the statues has since weathered off.
In Ancient Greek Art
Their goal was to help people with their psychological problems
In Roman Empire
Romans created more realistic sculptures, and portraits. Greek sculptures idealized the humans form, using athletes as models of preform.
In Ancient Greek Art
usually the gods
In Ancient Greece
From copying Egyptian sculpture, it developed rapidly to its owndistinctive purity of form. Unlike the marble artefacts we nowhave, the Greeks lived in a riot of colour, and t…hese statuesoriginal were painted in gaudy colours which a over a couple ofthousand years has fallen off.
In Ancient Greek Art
The human body.