Phidias is the most famous Greek sculptor from the classical period of Ancient Greece. He lived during the 5th century BC and created Athena which stood in the Parthenon in Athens, and Zeus which sat in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia.
Before the 4th century all sculptures of Greek women were required to be clothed. After the 4th century there was an explosion of nude women sculpture. That's one way archaeologists date ancient Greek artwork.
We watched this video to learn how Greek sculpture influenced art.
Then we created our own Greek sculptures from zucchini.
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