Grecian Art Movements

Pythagoras (569 B.C.?-500 B.C.?)

Archaic Period 600-400 B.C.

The First main period of Greek art; Became more naturalistic and less stylized.

Kouros – 600 B.C. male youth

Kore – 530 B.C.
Maiden (female)

- Originally painted
- Left foot forward


Fun Fact: Often found sculpted in this movement are Korai: clothed women which were often Goddesses. They represent authority in this art movement.

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Calf Bearer – c. 570 B.C.

Classical Period (Pythagorus Period) 510-332 B.C.

The 2nd major period of Greek Life

nBesides war and conquest, in this period of Ancient Greece, the Greeks produced great literature, poetry, philosophy, drama, and art. Classical Greece includes the period known as the Age of Pericles


Fun Fact: A Contrapposto is a pose in which the weight of the body is balanced on one leg while the other leg is free and relaxed. This pose is found frequently throughout this movement.

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Myron’s Discus Thrower 450 B.C.

Hellenistic Period


  • 3rd period of Greek Art- filled with expression and emotion
  • Extremely skillful and confident
  • Beauty was less important than expression
  • Lack precise balance and harmony of Classical sculptures

Fun Fact: This movement relies heavily on Pathos: A quality that causes people to feel sympathy and sadness.

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The Seated Boxer 50 B.C.