Grecian Sculpture Discussion

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  1. You’ve now learned the ancient Greeks painted many of their stone sculptures. Does this change your perception of their culture? Please explain your answer.
  2. Respond to at least one classmate’s post by offering additional details or ideas, a different perspective, or links to interesting, relevant articles or websites. Conclude with a question or new idea to further stimulate the discussion.

classmate’s response ( My perception of Greek culture, especially in the sculptural aspect, has been completely changed after learning that the stone sculptures were originally painted. Based on what I have personally seen in museums, I had always assumed that the stone sculptures of the Greeks were intended to be white. This assumption made me believe that the Greeks wanted their sculptures to be epitomes of perfection, rather than representational of genuine life forms. Now that I know that they were originally painted in lifelike, bright colors, I believe that Grecian society was more spirited and vibrant. I think that knowing the original intentions of Greek sculptures will force me to have a different perspective on the art I see from now on. I think I might have preferred assuming they were meant to be white, because they look more modern without color. This newfound knowledge will allow me to realize that the ancient Greeks were a society of conventional people, and provide the opportunity to understand them more)