Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
Mustafa Cevat Atalay, Mustafa Dolmacı

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1356289838 The Effects of Archaic Sculptures on Modern Artists and Their Usage in Plastic Works of Art

Sculptures in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and in many other civilizations
are in a continuous interaction. The arts of all of these civilizations show the cultural
characteristics of their times. When the examples of archaic sculptures we have today
are examined, it can be seen that these sculptures are highly figurative. Subjects are
generally gods, kings and religious functionaries. The cultures of archaic societies
and their sculptures have appealed artists more since 19th century. This curiosity has
increased the number of studies and quests. Plastic interpretation and analysis of
the archaic productions have been turned into figurative meaning and expression
and included in the works of art of many artists. Descriptions of these sculptures
have inspired many artists. The productions of ancient civilizations and the subjects
of their motives have affected modern art trends and artists. However, expressions
of symbolizations, aiming and conveying content in archaic age are distinct. These
interactions are not a regression or a look back because of a dead end of art types
but an interpretation and analysis of old and an explanation of aesthetic content in
the spirit of these productions. Simplicity and primitiveness in sculptures have been
used as plastic by modern artists. Thanks to searching’s and practices until today,
new forms and fields of applications, contemporary art practices are varied. Making
these analyses will help us understand the art of future and today.