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Sam Saccomen

The definition of humanism from google is “an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.” I thought this was a good definition of humanism and exactly what Greek art is centered around. Greek art is all about the form of the human body, while most of the earlier art seen the past couple weeks was centered around the gods and their love for them. We still see the gods in the Greek art however, we see them in a human form because the Greek believed that the human form was beautiful just as the Gods were so they portrayed Gods in human form. This was the first time we see in art our human features are being shown as the center of attention.