Marble sculpting is my favorite art medium. The Greeks considered the toned male body nude to reflect the highest form of beauty, therefore most sculptures of Gods and heroes are nude. Marble sculptures appeared in the early 6th century BCE with the first life-size statues. Marble is a wonderful medium for rendering idealized perfection of the human body. Faces were more expressive, and the draping of cloth clinging to the shapes of the body with what is called the wet–look or wind-blown. The figures became sensuous and life-like in appearance as if expressing a particular mood.