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see CritiusCritius
, or Kritios
, and Nesiotes
, fl. 5th cent. B.C., Greek sculptors, in the time of the Persian Wars. They made statues of the Tyrannicides, Harmodius and Aristogiton, who slew the tyrant Hipparchus.
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From Kritios and Nesiotes' threateningly advancing musclemen Harmodius and Aristogeiton, known as the Tyrannicides or tyrant killers (477-476 B.
The art historian Kenneth Clark (1956:35) comments on the manner in which Polykleitos accentuated the system of rendering the male torso, as exemplified by the Kritios Boy and other earlier works: "Polycletus' control of muscle-architecture was evidently far more rigorous, and from that derives that standard schematisation of the torso known in French as the cuirasse esthetique (Fig.
The Kritios Boy from the Early Classical Greek period is so badly mutilated that students often giggle as soon as he is beamed onto the screen.