Anastole (from the Greek ἀναστολή , "placed upwards") is a type of hairstyle used, especially masculine, used in ancient Greece, and popularized especially in portraits, mainly sculptural, of Alexander the Great . The hairstyle is a bangs in the center, thrown back. In Alexander's iconography, the hairstyle was complemented by a series of curls that fell to the sides, forming a kind of corolla. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
The anastole style was very popular with the Greeks. It was especially used by both musicians and warriors of antiquity . It is also present in the representations of deities, such as the gods Apollo (god of music), Ares (god of war) and Dionysus (god of wine). [ 5 ] [ 4 ]
It can be appreciated through works of art that this style was present throughout the different periods, in Antiquity , during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance , although practically absent during the Contemporary Ages .
It has been used again during the 20th century at the end of the 60s, during the 70s and 80s, with social movements especially linked to art. This style has been a hallmark especially in rock bands in the aforementioned decades, being very little popular in the subsequent twenty years, where men have put aside this aesthetic issue, and have tended to homogenize one another, although a part of the artistic sector still uses it. In Spanish-speaking countries, it is common to call this style "rock cut", or "stone cut". [ 6 ] [ 7 ]
A direct antecedent of this style could be cited, although paying more attention to the neatness of the fringe or fringe , and it was the one used by Egyptian courtesans several millennia ago, or as the most popular case (and the best known), which was Cleopatra . [ 8 ]
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