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Hellenistic Sculpture R. R. R. Smith

Hellenistic Sculpture By R. R. R. Smith

Hellenistic Sculpture by R. R. R. Smith

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Provides a thematic and regional survey of Hellenistic sculpture, focusing on its main elements and its innovations.

Hellenistic Sculpture Summary

Hellenistic Sculpture: A Handbook by R. R. R. Smith

The exuberant realism and virtuoso technique of Hellenistic sculpture formed the basis of European art. Under Alexander and his cosmopolitan successors, sculptors enriched the classical Greek repertoire with a whole range of new subjects - hermaphrodites, putti, peasants, boxers - and new styles - baroque treatment, genre figures, individualized portraiture.

Professor Smith offers a reappraisal of this entire artistic epoch as a period of innovation, demonstrating the variety, subtlety and complexity of its styles. Numerous illustrations reveal the skill and inventiveness of the Hellenistic masters, who created works of great beauty and expressive power. The result is a lively survey of a vital phase in the evolution of Western art.

About R. R. R. Smith

Professor R R R Smith writes and teaches extensively on the art and architecture of the Hellenisitic and Roman periods. He is currently the Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

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Hellenistic Sculpture: A Handbook by R. R. R. Smith
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Thames & Hudson Ltd
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