Ancient greek sculpture is the sculpture of ancient greecemodern scholarship identifies three major stages in monumental sculptureat all periods there were great numbers of greek terracotta figurines and small sculptures in metal and other materials the greeks decided very early on that the human form was the most important subject for artistic endeavour. The oldest greek stone sculptures of limestone date from the mid 7th century bce and were found at thera in this period bronze free standing figures with their own base became more common and more ambitious subjects were attempted such as warriors charioteers and musicians marble sculpture . Greek art and sculpture has had a profound effect for art throughout the ages here are six ancient greek sculptures everyone should know. Phidias generally considered the greatest of all greek sculptors is known chiefly for designing the sculptures of the parthenonlike other greek temples the parthenon was decorated with two types of sculpture relief sculpture upon a flat surface and in the round fully three dimensional sculpture a large portion of the parthenon sculptures known as the elgin marbles is found in the . Truly timeless works of art these 25 most intense greek statues are masterpieces of paramount proportions
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