Exhibition on anthropomorphism in early Greek art
Posted by Anon on Thu 1 Jan 2004 - 10:03
Until January 18, there is an exhibition on anthropomorphism in early Greek art at the Princeton University Art Museum. It will then be at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, from Feb. 22 - May 16."The Centaur?s Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art" explores the role of the "human animal" in early Greek art: Centaurs, Satyrs, Sphinxes, Sirens, Gorgons, and other fantastic creatures with mixed human and animal characteristics. The exhibition explores a range of interconnected historical, religious, artistic, and sociological themes, and features 110 objects in a variety of media: painted ceramic vases, stone and clay reliefs, bronze and terracotta statuettes, gold jewelry, architectural elements, engraved gems, and cylinder seals.
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