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Sculptors and physicians in fifth-century Greece [electronic resource] : a preliminary study / Guy P.R. M�etraux.

By: M�etraux, Guy P. R.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1995Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 154 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0773512314; 9780773512313; 9780773565005 (electronic bk.); 0773565000 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sculpture, Greek | Medicine and art -- Greece -- History | Anatomy, Artistic -- History | Medicine in Art -- Greece | Anatomy, Artistic -- Greece -- History | Sculpture -- Greece -- History | Medicine and art -- History | Electronic books | Sculpture grecque | M�edecine et art -- Gr�ece -- Histoire | Anatomie artistique -- Histoire | ART -- Sculpture & Installation | M�edecine dans art | Anatomie artistique -- histoire -- Gr�ece | Plastische kunst | Anatomie | Medische aspecten | Sculpture grecque | M�edecine et art -- Histoire | M�edecine et art | Bildhauer | Arzt | Griechenland <Altertum>Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sculptors and physicians in fifth-century Greece.DDC classification: 733/.3/0938 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Greek Art, Medicine, and Natural Philosophy -- Statues and Texts -- Early Classical Statues -- Motion and Expression.
Review: "During the early classical period Greek sculpture changed radically, becoming much more lifelike. At the same time physicians such as Hippocrates developed new ideas about human life and health, and philosophers rethought their attitudes about nature. Sculptors and Physicians in Fifth-Century Greece is an investigation of the interplay of sculptors, physicians, and philosophers at a time crucial to the development of classical art." "Exploring this interplay, Guy Metraux shows how the depiction of physiological processes gave statues and reliefs their animating force and how many medical and philosophical speculations about the body were derived from depictions in art. He examines works such as the Omphalos Apollo, the relief of the Girl with Doves from Paros, and the two recently discovered bronze warriors from Riace, paying particular attention to developments in the depiction of breathing, blood vessels, and facial expression, to attempts to show actual or potential motion, and to the invention of contrapposto (asymmetry of stance)."--Jacket.
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Greek Art, Medicine, and Natural Philosophy -- Statues and Texts -- Early Classical Statues -- Motion and Expression.

"During the early classical period Greek sculpture changed radically, becoming much more lifelike. At the same time physicians such as Hippocrates developed new ideas about human life and health, and philosophers rethought their attitudes about nature. Sculptors and Physicians in Fifth-Century Greece is an investigation of the interplay of sculptors, physicians, and philosophers at a time crucial to the development of classical art." "Exploring this interplay, Guy Metraux shows how the depiction of physiological processes gave statues and reliefs their animating force and how many medical and philosophical speculations about the body were derived from depictions in art. He examines works such as the Omphalos Apollo, the relief of the Girl with Doves from Paros, and the two recently discovered bronze warriors from Riace, paying particular attention to developments in the depiction of breathing, blood vessels, and facial expression, to attempts to show actual or potential motion, and to the invention of contrapposto (asymmetry of stance)."--Jacket.

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