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Rachel Nelson

Hellenistic style art differs from Classical style art because it does not depict only one “ideal’ subject, but a variety of subjects. It is almost as if Greeks finally got over a bit of their vanity and realized there is more to life than a muscular, attractive man! Sculptures like that of the Old Market Woman differed vastly from the youthful visages of the Classical period. Moreover, depictions of pain and other emotions were instituted, Dying Gallic Trumpeter and Laocoon are examples of this; far different than the Arcadian smile that was the general norm of the Classical period.