Event Title

Children in Greek Art: The Evolution from Mini-Adults to Realistic Depictions

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Room E105, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 11:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 12:00 PM

Description

There have been many changes in the conception of what a child is over time. In this paper I argue that the new emphasis of individualization in art during the Hellenistic Period in Greece was the reason why children changed from being depicted as miniaturized adults, like they were in previous periods, to more realistic images of infants. The different stages of development in childhood, from infancy to adolescence, were also established during this time period and are reflected through the images of different activities that the children are involved in.

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Children in Greek Art: The Evolution from Mini-Adults to Realistic Depictions

Room E105, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

There have been many changes in the conception of what a child is over time. In this paper I argue that the new emphasis of individualization in art during the Hellenistic Period in Greece was the reason why children changed from being depicted as miniaturized adults, like they were in previous periods, to more realistic images of infants. The different stages of development in childhood, from infancy to adolescence, were also established during this time period and are reflected through the images of different activities that the children are involved in.