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Before you begin this discussion, view The Dying Gaul (below).
This sculpture from the Greek Hellenistic period is called “The Dying Gaul.” Compare it with the work of contemporary sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz (“Unrecognised”) and Nicki De Saint Phalle (““) who also deal with the human form.
You can watch a video about The Dying Gaul here:
You can read more about Abakanowicz’ similar work here:
You can read AND view more about Niki de Saint Phalle here:
Other than a reference to the human form, what else do these works have in common? How does the Greek work differ from contemporary (meaning, works from the 20th and 21st centuries) approaches to the human form? What messages do they convey? Finally, why do you think it is that the human form is such an enduring subject for art, appearing in the earliest works of art by humans and continuing until the present?
If needed, you may find and post a relevant image to support your reasons why the human form is so persistent in art, but please be sure to discuss it as well as the ones you are assigned to discuss.
Please post your initial response to this discussion assignment by Friday. Then revisit the discussion before Sunday at midnight to post at least one thoughtful response to someone else’s post and answer anything that has been posted in response to YOUR post. NOTE: saying ‘I agree’ or ‘great post!’ is not a thoughtful response, and it will not receive credit. SAY something meaningful to classmate. A great way to introduce something meaningful is to ASK THEM A QUESTION related to the discussion.
Remember that if you use any of the linked resources posted earlier in this assignment OR use any other resources to inform your writing, you MUST document that you used those sources. Here is a link to how to do that:
The Dying Gaul [Sculpture]. (n.d.). CC Search.
[Sculpture]. (n.d.). CC Search.
De Saint Phalle, N. (1965-1967). Black Venus [Sculpture]. Whitney Museum of American Art.