Age of Classical Greece

Jesse Rood

This time period took place in 300-480 b.c

Art in this time focused on the perfect body form of the gods.
There are three main periods within the greek era. The Archaic era was a period of gradual experimentation. The Classical era then witnessed the flowering of mainland Greek power and artistic domination. The Hellenistic Period, which opened with the death of Alexander the Great,

Bronze was the preferred medium of sculptures at the time.

Human form was a huge focus in this time period. Most sculptures of the time were focusing on the human body and the perfect build and muscle tone.

Famous artists and sculptors of the time

  • Myron
  • Polykleitos
  • Callimachus
  • Skopas

Famous paintings were focused on linear perspective

My favorite piece of this time is The "nike of Samothrace"

This sculpture is also known as " victory over samothrace" or "winged victory"

This piece is of the Greek goddess of victory Nike.

Nike is related to speed, power, and swiftness. This statue is one of the most famouse and well known from this time period.

Other statues of the era