Tuesday, March 23, 2010


This is a Centauromachy (Greeks versus Centaurs) scene from the pediment sculptures of the temple of Zeus in Olympia. Notice how the beast bite the young man who keeps his calm, a typical trait for the severe style. This style, which is dated to ca 480-450 BC, can be recognized by some movement while the face still is somehow frontal and still. The piece shown here should be somewhere between 460 and 450 BC.

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