Spotlight Artist: Kritios Boy

from the Acropolis Athens, Greece c. 480 BCE (CLASSICAL) Marble, approx. 3’ 10” high. Acropolis Museum, Athens NOTE: While it's important that you know the general time periods and countries of origin for each presented Artist Spotlight, this is the only one for which you need to know the exact date. It's just that important. Art Code: "Talent is cheap." Synopsis The Kritios boy belongs to the Late Archaic period and is considered the precursor to the later classical sculptures of athletes. The Kritios or Kritian boy was thus named because it is believed to be the creation of Krito, the teacher of Myron, from around 480 BCE. The statue is made of marble and is considerably smaller th

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