Gallic Trumpeter Vs Dying Warrior Essay

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Sculpture was always a big subcategory of the art world since ancient times. Numerous civilizations have created sculptures for religious deities or for showing their own ideals. While the subjects of many of the sculptures appeal to people’s personal feelings, the Greeks do a better job of it. Modern man may not appreciate the beauty, the significance or variations of the sculptures. For example, many people would think that the Dying Warrior and the Dying Gallic Trumpeter are doing the same activities. Despite this, the sculptures are very different because of their own individual characteristics and circumstances. The dying warrior of the Early Classical period differs in style, technique, and historical background than the gallic warrior of the Hellenistic period.…show more content…
However, the dying warrior shows more idealism than realism since it was made in the early Greek years known as the Early Classical period. Idealism is what Greek sculptures are called when they portray traits that is less individualistic and what they consider perfect. Take the facial expression of the dying warrior for example. Despite the warrior’s apparent struggle, his face seems to show serenity rather than anguish or pain. The dying warrior also seems to be posing, not just struggling. The Dying Gallic Trumpeter, on the other hand, captures the gallic’s struggle better. On his face, the Gallic shows a downcast gaze and forlorn expression. He also seems to be leaning on his arm. Coupled together, all of the Gallic’s characteristics evoke a better emotion out of the audience, also known as “expressionism.” While the dying warrior would get admiration and awe out of the audience, the gallic’s plight seems more pitiable and thus “real.” Any warrior who is injured and isn’t able to get back up would seem like someone to pity, not just admire. The gallic seems to grasp

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