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Guy Gaswint

I always say that art is a tangible expression of emotional expression, considering we are all just energy than emotions must be how that energy is expressed.
Pergamon and The Laocoon are both great examples of how the Hellenistic era divorced itself from the previous art. Both of these statues incorporate facial features that portray emotions. Previous roman art focused on perfectly proportioned muscular bodies whereas Hellenistic art sought to portray emotions. The Hellenistic era also broadened the acceptable subject matter for art by adding everyday people, perhaps this was just another form of propaganda to make the people feel more important.