Sunday, October 24, 2010

MIA's imposing statues

Guardian figure,1360,from Japan Striding male figure,Egyptian, 300-330 B.C

The Doryphoros,Roman,120-150 B.C

Showing these statues together brings up questions about empire, male strength and history. Viewed separately one might think about how different cultures and time periods portrayed male strength, but when viewed together it seems that humanity in general likes to show the beauty of the human form in a highly idealistic way. All three statues are large and meant to be imposing. Standing in a room with these statues a person would probably feel rather intimidated.

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