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Raven Shaw

I think your use of the word humble to describe later images of humans is highly accurate. They went from the stoic and ramrod straight images of humans as godlike, to the organic poses of realistic people later. This reminds me of seeing the drawings of children – in that kids will draw stiff, idealized superheros early in life, then as they get older a young artist will truly consider the humanity of their drawing. People start to repose, and express nuanced emotions. It really looks like the Greek state went through this evolution of art. An image of a king or a god isn’t humble, only a human can appreciate the expression of humbleness and not see it as weakness (only an adult).