Sunday, November 14, 2010
Like some of the Egyptian statues we've seen so far, this boy is standing in contrapossto as well. However, it is not as rigid but a much more natural stance. There is a relaxed bend in his knee as well as a corresponding shift of the hips. Even from the back of the sculpture, one can see the relaxation of the right buttocks and the S-shape that the spine acquires when such a "crooked" stance is taken on. The "archaic smile" as seen in the Calf-Bearer has been replaced with a much more realistic portrayal of the lips. The ribcage seems to be breathing, in a natural state of expansion. The Kritos Boy was a marked step in the right direction for more accurate construction of the human body.