Kritios Boy—Idealized Athletic Youth
Lecture no. 16 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Travel to ancient Greece and trace the development of realism in sculpture through the Archaic period. The “Kritios Boy” represents a leap forward and seems more “alive” than Egyptian sculptures, partly because of the development of contrapposto and partly due to cultural differences in artistic taste between the Greeks and the Egyptians.