To understand the reconciliation or meshing of ideas of philosophy and attitudes in the period when Greek art emerged from idealism to naturalism, one need only focus on the years 500 – 400 BCE. During this period Greece experienced a dramatic and vibrant change, not only in the arts, philosophy and politics but also in the everyday effect on people from all walks of life. It is the sculptors of this period that we can look back on now who documented quite distinctly the changes and development of the attitudes of the people. Whether the sculptures reflected the mood and understanding of the people or visa versa one can only surmise. But we do know that the ancient Greeks were the first people to have an understanding in the worth of the individual man.

When the known earth was mostly dominated by absolute monarchies, the Greeks developed the belief…

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