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Greek Art The sculpture of Greece is definitely one of the most influential artistic movements of any ancient culture Even though Greece itself was influenced visibly in the beginning by strong trade routes especially with Persia to the East and Egypt to the south they quickly gathered these methods and characteristics of the older civilizations and created within a few thousand years a lasting inspiration that fueled many other advances in culture and art The Romans most notably copied Greek sculptures perfect forms from the Classical and Hellenistic ages and its through their assimilation of the Greek culture that most of our sculptures survive today Later revivals of the far-distant past were given new life and power in the Renaissance of Italy We imagine what the Renaissance would have been without the influences of this ancient Greek art form The sculptural standard that the ancient Greeks created has carried itself into this modern day changing its form and meaning to meet the demands of new civilized and past part cultures We see this in our park sculptures our increasing image bytes and even the new styles of abstractions in modern art The style of this form especially the human form had its strongest foundation stones laid down by the sculptures of ancient Greece One of the celebrated works of the fifth century that we can define as the classical style is the famous Disk Thrower statue by Myron Almost all of the famous classical and Hellenistic statues that survive today are marble Roman copies from the original bronze sculptures Myrons Disk-Thrower Discobolos is no exception It was so famous in ancient Greece and Italy that many copies were and have been made over the ages Myron achieved the fame of this statue by representing a frozen moment in time through the twisting balanced movement and in a way he completed the realism and the plunge of the figures weight in an expressive split
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