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Sam Saccomen

In the Hellenistic era, the “perfect” body image shifted and became more individualized. In this era we started to see more of a variety of sculptures such as sculptures of all ages of individuals both male and female. The art really went from idolizing mens muscular form and women’s curves then shifted into more of an overall importance to portray the human body in everyday life and portrayed the people of the Hellenistic era. The art seen in Greek culture didn’t show nearly as much emotion which is portrayed in the Hellenistic art of the era. The Hellenistic art showed to expand their sculptures and portray emotions into their sculptures, which brings me to believe the purpose of these sculptures was to start to portray the human form in the most realistic way possible.