Antiquity/Ancient Rome/Hellenism

The Hellenistic conception of art derived from natural life, as the Romans were more pragmatic
than the Greeks. It was realistic and therefore allowed the first individual portraits in history.

Here we have "Aphrodite Kallipygos", goddess with beautiful buttocks, made about 100 b.c.

For the first time the rear is the focus of attention, the main view.




 6. Aphrodite Kallipygos

Marble, ca. 1,50 m
Copy of ˜ 100 b.c.; Naples