Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin Colleger
Brunswick, Maine 04011
From the fourth century BCE to the first century CE, artists of the Mediterranean world created richly detailed bronze sculptures of unparalleled realism and expression. Only a few of these ancient masterpieces survive. Jens Daehner, associate curator of antiquities, The J. Paul Getty Museum, who recently curated a celebrated exhibition of Hellenistic bronzes for the Getty Museum, discusses the importance of bronze in antiquity and artistic innovations of the Hellenistic period.
Kalchedon, about 150-100 BCE. Bronze and stone. Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum.
Herm of Dionysos; Attributed to the Workshop of Boëthos of Kalchedon (Greek, active about 200 – 100 B.C.); Asia Minor; about 200 – 100 B.C.; Bronze, calcitic stone; 103.5 × 23.5 × 19.5 cm (40 3/4 × 9 1/4 × 7 11/16 in.); 79.AB.138
Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.
Photo: Herm of Dionysos, Greek, attributed to the workshop of Boethos of