This is an example of an early greek sculpture so it lacks any sense of movement. Later Greek sculptures had movement like the Discus Thrower and others.
This is a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture. When most people think of the Greek Olympics they think of this statue because discus was an Olympic event.
The sculpture is from the 3rd to 1st century BCE. This sculpture was supposed to be standing on the head of the ship.
This sculpture of Venus de Milo represents the goddess of love, Aphrodite/Venus. It is one of the most famous Greek sculptures. The Venus de Milo was found in 1820.
Many Greek sculptures that we find today are often broken. The reason art historians cannot restore them is because they cannot find the missing pieces because they do not know what they looked like. However, some archeologists have been able to find missing pieces to put together a part of a sculpture.
The materials used to make Greek sculptures were bronze, ivory, and clay. These sculptures could also range in size. A lot of the sculptures were left unfinished. One bronze sculpture took around 12 years to complete.
Mostly every Roman wanted Greek sculptures because they showed a desirable way of life, arts, luxury, and learning. When we study Greek sculptures we often are really looking at copies of them made by the Romans. Back in the day Greek sculptures were almost as popular as slime.
Most Greek sculptures were created from 800 to 300 BCE. The statues were made to show famous animals, people, and items. Most Greek statues are found in Olympia and Delphi which are in Greece.