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The Laocoon Group (1st Century, CE) and the Apollo Belvedere (Roman copy after a 4th century BCE Greek original) is examined:

? What is the FORM of the work (the overall structure including line, shape, texture, value, color and balance)?
? Does the work have SUBJECT MATTER (if so, what is literally depicted)?
? What is the CONTENT (what is the religious, philosophical and/or historical significance)?
Answer the following list of questions in a comparative essay to evaluate your choices. Be sure to introduce the works you've chosen.
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? What is the FORM of the work (the overall structure including line, shape, texture, value, color and balance)?
? Does the work have SUBJECT MATTER (if so, what is literally depicted)?

What is the CONTENT (what is the religious, philosophical and/or historical significance)?

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First, you might examine Laocoön and His Sons. The content might be worthwhile to assess since it contains cultural and mythological significance. Since it is "one of the major discoveries of the Italian Renaissance, this sculptural grouping was found in Rome in 1506 in the ruins of Titus' palace. It depicts an event in Vergil's Aeneid (Book 2). The Trojan priest Laocoön was strangled by sea snakes, sent by the gods who favored the Greeks, while he was sacrificing at the altar of Neptune" (http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/laocoon/laocoon.html).

In terms of its form, you might examine the style. Please ...

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Greek to Roman art is compared.

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