Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenic World opens in LA

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2015-07-29 13:52:44

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenic World, a major exhibition of Greek sculpture, is on display at the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles until November 1.

Timoythy Potts, director of the museum, comments: “The representation of the human figure is central to the art of almost all ancient cultures, but nowhere did it have greater importance, or more influence on later art history, than in Greece.

“It was in the Hellenistic period that sculptors pushed to the limit the dramatic effects of billowing drapery, tousled hair, and the astonishingly detailed renderings of veins, wrinkles, tendons, and musculature, making the sculpture of their time the most life-like and emotionally charged ever made, and still one of the highpoints of European art history.”

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