Many statues and sculptures from this period would not be able to survive today, mainly because they were made out of stone and this caused them to be broken easily and if they were made out of metal they would be melted only to be used again (Ancient Greek Art 1). Also, the earlier statues of people had looked awkward and fake, but as time went on by the classical period they looked natural and they even had the facial expression that even looked realistic (Ancient Greek Art 1). However, pottery was utilized the most in the classical period in Greece because people offered small Terracotta figurines as gifts to gods and goddesses, or they would bury them with the dead, and also gave it to their children as toys (Ancient Greek Art 1). Thus people also used pottery to make objects such as clay pots, jars, and vases and used them for almost everything and later on began to paint religious or mythological scenes on them as well (Ancient Greek Art 1). Finally, after the classical period had ended came the Hellenistic period where the biggest changes to art came. With changes that had come to art, the classical Greek concepts were not left behind but instead more things were added (Greek landscapes 1). For example, “the artist of the Hellenistic era expanded his formal horizons with dramatic posing, sweeping lines, and high contrast of light, shadow, and emotions” (Greek landscapes 1). Also, Hellenistic art went from religious and naturalistic themes towards more dramatic human expression, psychological, spiritual preoccupation, theatrical settings and so, the sculpture of this period abandons the self-containment of the earlier styles and appears to embrace its physical surroundings (Greek landscapes 1). However, today’s art is very different from how it was back then. Modern art now is much more expressive and people usually think and plan what they are about to create, not only that but also unlike back then art today does not receive support from the church (Clarisse 1). Contrarily, ancient art received support not only from the church but even from higher authority figures such as the government. As stated by Clarisse “Ancient art was straightforward, upfront and did not require much thinking… and did not give emphasis on depth and perspective” (Clarisse 1). But, one of the things that have not really changed is the traditional style of sculptures, those are still used to today by artists, especially when creating public monuments (Calder 1). For example, monuments that used traditional styles are Mount Rushmore and the Lincoln Memorial statue (Calder 1). Also, one of the most notable sculptures made was The Thinker which was made by Auguste Rodin (Calder 1). Light distortion was also one of the new discoveries that came to modern art and that modern artist adopted into their work (Calder 1).So to sum it up greek sculptural techniques and themes evolved because other countries gave them ideas and showed them new things that they had yet to discover and they adopted these techniques with their own ideas. Seeing how art changed through the years was interesting. Also be able to know how different it was from today’s art is interesting. Art is always changing and people are becoming more creative so seeing how ancient Greek art will influence future generation is going to be a sight for sore eyes.