The Dying Warror And The Dying Gaul

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The Dying Warrior & the Dying Gaul I decided to choose the Dying Warrior and the Dying Gaul Soldier as my compare and contrast essay. Both art pieces were made in BCE there are similarities and differences in the style of the statues in regards of story of the soldiers dying and what is expressed in the art. The Dying Warrior was created in 490 – 480 BCE, displayed in the east side of Temple of Aphaia. The material of the archaic sculpture is made of marble. The warrior is lying on his left side with a shield holding him up for support and his right arm is providing support to hold his chest upright as possible. The left leg from the sculpture is shows support of the body. The facial expression of the sculpture displays a slight smile which the artist’s want to show a type of expression. There are details shown on the sculpture by showing muscular shape of a man’s body, veins showing on the arms, the twisting of the upper body in position. The hips seem to be flattened to the floor showing an unrealistic position of the body positioned the way a person would lay. The facial feature of sculpture is pretty detailed The Dying Gaul Soldier was created in 230 – 220 BCE, by Epigonos from Pergamon. The Hellenistic sculpture is made of marble. The soldier is sitting slightly upright using his hand and arm to support himself. The expression of the sculpture’s face displays suffering and pain. There are fine details of the shape of the body including veins showing on the arms, hands and feet. There is a fatal wound shown on the right side of the sculpture’s body. The art looks very life like based on the way the body is positioned on the slab. The art is made in the Hellenistic style which is the way the trunk of the body is leaning and slightly twisted with the hips tilted to the right direction. There are similarities with both art pieces. Both pieces

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