Naked ambition: when the Greeks first stripped off | Art and design | The Guardian - Nude roman statues

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Heroic nudity or ideal nudity is a concept in classical scholarship to describe the un-realist use of nudity in classical sculpture to show figures who may be heros, deities, or semi-divine beings. This convention began in Archaic and Classical Greece and continued in Hellenistic and Roman sculpture. When the British Museum opens its blockbuster exhibition of Greek sculpture this spring, curators believe visitors may have one burning.

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By Kajinris - 07:25
Why are Greek statues always NAKED? The extraordinary answer's laid bare in magnificent - if risque - exhibition at the British Museum.
By Daizshura - 10:55
The oddity of ancient sculpture often escapes us. A male nude, a Greek statue, has become very familiar over the past 2, years: it is what we.
By Kigamuro - 23:26
The nude first became significant in the art of ancient Greece, where excellence, values which seem immanent in the magnificent nudes of Greek sculpture .
By Akigal - 07:33
Dec 13, - Explore mushogenshin's board "Male nude sculptures", followed by Statue of Ares, so called "The Borghese Ares" - Roman copy of a.
By Kigalkis - 15:11
The ancient Greeks famously fetishized the male body in sculptures that partially clothed in drapery or cloth; often, they are stark naked.

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