The invention of the Classical Style in Sculpture

Authors: Gianfranco Adornato

In: Handbook of Greek Sculpture

Edited by: O. Palagia
Publisher: Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2019
Series: De Gruyter Reference
Pages: 296-327

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Description: This chapter traces the development of sculptural style from late archaic to classical according to the literary sources, assessing the verdict of ancient authors on the achievements of individual artists.
Keywords: Technical treatises, literary sources, hardness, contrapposto, Canon, Myron, Polykleitos, Alkamenes, Kallimachos