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During the Archaic 600bc - 480bc Classical 480bc - 320bc and Hellenistic 320bc - 30bc periods the developments of Greek freestanding sculpture and the human body progressed considerably The forms and features of the human sculpture changed dramatically from generation to generation While each time period developed a knowledge and understanding of the human body and its anatomy the forms of human sculptures began to mature and change Many wonderful masterpieces came from these time periods each showing art forms in a new light Three freestanding sculptures from different time periods in ancient Greek will be discussed in detail throughout this paper The sculptures will show how the development of the human anatomy became fine-tuned Each sculpture shows life and expressions in a manner that is unique and sensitive The first sculpture is from the Archaic period and is called the New York Kouros 580bc also known as Apollo It is made from marble and stands at 6 4 This sculpture is located at the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York City The second sculpture is the Spear Bearer 450bc which is from the Classical period The original was made from marble and is 6 6 This sculpture was originally at the athletic field in Pompeii but is now at the Museum of Naples Lastly will be the sculpture of Laocoon and his sons 50bc from the Hellenistic period This sculpture is also made from marble and its height is 8 tall To see this dramatic masterpiece people must travel to the Vatican Museum in Rome Freestanding sculptures from the Archaic period presented the human body as being stiff with no movement or dramatic expressions This can be seen in the Archaic freestanding sculpture of Kouros which means young boy Kouros was always in the nude The Kouros sculpture served as a religious figure and is an attempt to copy the images of freestanding sculptures from ancient Egypt The Kouros freestanding sculpture
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