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Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculptures of the Hellenistic World

Date/Time
11/29/16
7:00 pm

Location
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin Colleger
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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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.

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

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

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