Timeline of sculpture

Events

Hero and centaur

750 BCE - 730 BCE

Bronze, 4.5'' high.
The man is a hero, probably Herakles. His opponent is a centaur, possibly Nessos, who had volunteered to carry the hero’s bride across a river and then assaulted her. The man is larger than the horse to indicate that he will be the victor.

Lady of Auxerre

650 BCE - 625 BCE

Carved on Crete.
Limestone, 2'1.5''high

Kroisos (Kouros from Anavysos)

530 BCE

Marble and paint, 6'4'' high.
Grave marker
Rigidly fromtal
An ideal warrior
Cut free from the stone
Face is masklike
Archaic smile

Peplos Kore

530 BCE

Marble, 4' high.
A goddess
Tightened waist
Wears cloths

Zeus

460 BC - 450 BC

Bronze, 6'10'' high
More vivid

Warrior (from the sea off Riace)

460 BCE - 450 BCE

Bronze, 6'6'' high
The contrapposto is more pronounced than in the Kritios Boy

Doryphoros

450 BCE

Classical sculpture
Polykleitos
He achieved his goals through harmonic proportions and a system of cross-balancing for all parts of the body.
Ratio of body is more real.

Aphrodite of Knidos

350 BC - 340 BC

Marble, 6'8'' high
The first nude statue of a Greek goddess caused a sensation.
Praxiteles was famous for his ability to transform marble into soft and radiant flesh.

Hermes and the infant Dionysos

330 BCE - 270 BCE

Marble, 7'1'' high
High classical sculpture

Apoxyomenos (Scraper)

330 BC

Marble, 6'9'' high
Broke down the dominance of the frontal view and encouraged viewing statues from multiple angles.
Late classical

Nike of Samothrace

190 BCE

Marble, Nike 8' 1" high

Defeated boxer

100 BCE - 50 BCE

Bronze, 4' 2" high
Hellenistic
The boxer is not a victorious young athlete with a perfect face and body but a heavily battered, defeated veteran whose upward glance may have been directed at the man who had just beaten him.
His nose is broken, as are his teeth. He has smashed “cauliflower” ears.