Visual Analysis of Laocoon and his Sons Descriptive Essay.
Before I outline the argument that Lessing puts forward in his essay Laokoon, let me call to memory the antique marble group depicting Laocoon and his two sons caught in the coils of two serpents, one of the great works of Greek plastic art. The group was known to posterity through written testimony long before it had been viewed by the first eyewitnesses of modern times.
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The essay (I call it that) starts off as if it will be about the ancient Hellenistic statue Laocoon, as well as the 18th-century problem of too much descriptive poetry and too much allegorical painting, but rapidly moves on to study the nature and boundaries of the different art forms.
Laocoon and His Sons, also known as the Laocoon Group, is among one of the most well recognized ancient sculptures of all time. Carved from white marble and measuring close to eight feet in height, the large statue dates back to the first century B.C. and continues to be a hot topic for debate, for it is unknown as to whether the sculpture is an original or Roman copy.
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Laocoon: An Essay On The Limits Of Painting And Poetry by LESSING, GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM; TRANSLATED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY EDWARD ALLEN MCCORMICK COVID-19 Update May 16, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders.
For the first part of the question you should examine the language of the extract closely. Look at how Scrooge is presented here. Look again at the extract below and examine the highlighted points.