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Archaic.

In Greek art, the period с 700—480 вс, especially in sculpture, e.g. the kouroi and korai (nude youths and draped girls) from the Acropolis. Figures are stiff and formalized (Egyptian influence) gradually becoming more naturalistic. In vase painting the a. period includes Corinthian, Attic black-figure and the earliest red-figure, in 1 architecture early Doric (e.g. Paestum) and early Ionic (e.g. 1st temple of Artemis at Ephesus).

 


Kleobis and Biton, kouroi of the Archaic period, c. 580 B.C.
Held at the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

 
 

 

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