Take a look into the Greek mythological works of the Greek's arts of famous gods and goddesses. Watch as the works come alive with the great details and features.
Zeus was the ruler of god on Mount Olympus. He was the god of sky and thunder. This work is showing Zeus is a symbol of power due to being put in a throne, showing him as ruler. He is made of Ivory and Gold, with these expensive materials we see that he is of importance. Along with this, the statue of him also stand 40 feet tall, this is a focus point to show his importance in the Greek mythology.
This is Zeus, naked, throwing a thunderbolt. Greeks made works of males naked because it shows their athletic ability. Zeus looks as if he is in motion seeing that the feet are not flat on the ground and his body is leaning as if he is going to throw the bolt.
Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty. As you can see, her face is portraying grace as it is calm and smooth. Her eyes do not have detail but are smoothed over giving her that goddess look.
As we see Aphrodite is nude. Nudity was very famous in Greek art. We can see she is covering her private parts showing femininity. With Cupid on a dolphin by her side, we are seeing the artist portraying the symbol of love, also connecting that Aphrodite is the goddess of love.
This picture is capturing the Judgement of Paris. Whatever goddess was said to be "fairest" by Paris would receive an apple. Juno, Minerva, and Venus (Roman names)in this painting are trying to bribe Paris to claim each of them the fairest.
This Mixing Vessel has beautiful detail depicting a Greek Mythological Scene of Adonis, Aphrodite and Persehphone. Look at the Detailed scene of Adonis leaning on a couch with the two goddesses Aphrodite and Persephone.
Apollo is seen as the god of Nature, Music, and Poetry. This beautiful statue has exceptional detail with a cloth covering his waist, defined muscles on his torso and arms, and his arm extended reaching out as if to give you inspiration.
This Athenian black-figure Hydria shows detailed scene of Dionysos,God if wine, holding a vine, a symbol of wine, and Poseidon, god of the sea, holding a trident, his symbol.
A beautiful marble sculpture of a Greek god. Greeks put great emphasis in their daily life to gods and goddesses. As you can see the mantle cloth carved with great detail around his neck. Mantles were worn by strong champion athletes and gods.
A beautiful bronze goddess. This was one of the first few Greek attempts at casting a female goddess in bronze. There is nice detail in her hair the way the strands are sticking out shows detail skills of the artist.
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