Severe Style Greek Sculpture
Kritias Boy (ca. 480 BC)
In the Severe style, sculptors began to make statues more true to life, and with more feeling in their faces and their movements. Instead of all being standing straight up and looking sacred and peaceful, now statues began to do things: drive a chariot, carry something, throw a spear, or ride a horse.
Or to find out more about Severe style Greek sculpture from books, check out these books on Amazon.com or at your library:
Ancient Greek Art, by Susie Hodge (1998)- for kids ages 9-12.
Greek Art and Archaeology (3rd Edition), by John G. Pedley (2002) This is NOT a children's book, but it has a lot of good information and is pretty readable. Plus, the author is really an expert in this field.
Greek Sculpture: The Classical Period, a Handbook, by John Boardman (1985). The standard text for introductory college classes. Includes the Severe style.
The severe style in Greek sculpture, by Brunilde Ridgway (1970). By an expert, for specialists.Main Greek Art page
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