Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Art Institute Chicago, April 2018
We are on record as denoting classical Greek sculpture as the ne plus ultra of the medium, and for us this was confirmed by a recent visit to the relevant wing of that massive treasure trove, the Met.
The sheer artistry, clean classical lines and noble artisanship carry ancient Greek plastic art far above anything since, and this superiority is even reflected, through a glass darkly, in the later Roman imitations.
Sophocles turned-up to send us some thoughts from the shades (of Chicago):
Beware of imitations…this Roman knock-off to celebrate its domination over Egypt:
Stick with the Attic and Hellenistic, we say…