Power and pathos. At the National Gallery of Art. Hellenistic Bronzes from Italian Collections


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    Autore: Luigia Melillo, Susan MacMillian (a cura di)
    Collana: Arte, Disegno, Rilievo, Design
    Formato: 22 x 22 cm
    Legatura: Filorefe

    Anno di edizione: 2015
    Pagine: 48

    Contenuto: This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from 12/13/2015 to 3/20/2016

    This exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity to view some 50 beautiful sculptures and related works from the mid-fourth century BC to the first century AD. This exhibition, organized jointly by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, is a testament to the great level of cooperation achieved by US and Italian cultural institutions.
    This exciting display explores the unique role of bronze as a medium of prestige and artistic innovation in the Hellenistic period, whose cultural impact can be traced throughout the Mediterranean – from Italy to Egypt and beyond. The beauty and delicacy of the rare surviving bronzes is astounding.