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The Grandeur of Hellenistic Arts on Show at the Met

The Epoch Times - Apr 18, 2016
Marble dying Gaul Roman (foreground), Imperial period, probably early second century A.D.; copy of a Greek bronze statue of the early second century B.C. Found at Rome, circa 1514, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. (second) Marble kneeling ...

A Show About the Hellenistic One Per Cent

The New Yorker - Apr 20, 2016
A fragment of the colossal sculpture “Head of a Youth” is among the ancient art works on display at the Met's exhibition of Hellenistic art. Credit Photograph courtesy the Met Museum. When Alexander the Great conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire and ...

Art & Design|'Power and Pathos': Hellenistic Bronzes as Realism in the Flesh

New York Times - Dec 24, 2015
An equestrian statue of Alexander the Great, from the first century B.C. The demand for Alexander portraits spurred Hellenistic art. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times. Another factor that pulled Hellenistic sculpture toward portraiture was the ...

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Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World

A comprehensive examination of the art and culture of the ancient Greek kingdoms of the great Hellenistic period

The Hellenistic Age spanned the three momentous centuries from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the crowning of Emperor Augustus and the establishment of the Roman Empire. This splendidly illustrated volume examines the rich diversity of art forms—including sculpture in marble, bronze, and terracotta; gold jewelry; engraved gems; and coins—throughout the Hellenistic kingdoms of ancient Greece, and especially in the great city of Pergamon (in present-day Turkey).
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Art in the Hellenistic Age

by: Jerome Jordan Pollitt
'The best reason to study Hellenistic art is for its own sake' writes Professor Pollitt in the Preface to Art in the Hellenistic Age. 'But', he continues, 'I would suggest that there is an additional quality that should make the art of the Hellenistic age of particular interest to modern audiences: the fact that in background and content it was the product of an age in many ways similar to our own ... The result of the historical conditions (of the age) was an art which, like much modern art, was heterogenous, often cosmopolitan, increasingly individualistic, and frequently elite in its appeal'.
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Hellenistic Art: From Alexander the Great to Augustus

by: Lucilla Burn
The Hellenistic Age was a new era of Greek civilization that began with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. and lasted until the Roman emperor Octavian defeated the last independent Hellenistic monarch, Cleopatra VII of Egypt, in 31 B.C. Burn traces the development of a distinctive new Hellenistic culture that was shaped both by artists who spread innovations across the Mediterranean region and by rival monarchs who commissioned luxury articles and sponsored elaborate city developments.
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Greek Sculpture

by: Mark D. Fullerton
Greek Sculpture presents a chronological overview of the plastic and glyptic art forms in the ancient Greek world from the emergence of life-sized marble statuary at the end of the seventh century BC to the appropriation of Greek sculptural traditions by Rome in the first two centuries AD.