I’d like to think that I can be pretty objective when it comes to observing art, but once in a while I find pieces like this sculpture that strike a chord with me.
This is Phrasikleia. A kore sculpture of the Greek Archaic Period, Phrasikleia depicts the likeness of an young girl who died before she could be wed. An short, eery description of her tale can be read in the inscription on the block of marble on which she stands. It reads in Ancient Greek
Tomb of Phrasikleia
Kore [Maiden] I must be called evermore;
instead of marriage, by the God this name became my fate.
Inscribed on the left side of the block, is “Aristion of Paros made me.”
If this interests you, I greatly encourage reading this study I found about the scientific and artistic processes involved in learning about this haunting and important piece of Archaic art.
Writing sketches is so much harder when it’s your job to do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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