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Dates: 2 Aug 2014 - 9 Nov 2014
Address: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550
Phone: 03 5434 6100
Email: email@example.comWeb: bendigoartgallery.com.au/Exhibitions/Forthcoming_Exhibitions/The_Body_Beautiful_in_Ancient_Greece
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes; with a particular focus on the human form. For over 2,000 years the Greeks experimented with representing the human body in works that range from prehistoric abstract simplicity to the full-blown realism of the age of Alexander the Great.The ancient Greeks invented the modern idea of the human body in art as an object of sensory delight and as an expression of the intelligent mind. Greek craftsmen gave form to thought in a rich harvest of artworks through which the human condition was explored and interpreted. By exploring this idea of representation, the exhibition invites visitors to engage with artworks that have shaped the way we think about ourselves. Selected from the British Museum's world-famous Greek and Roman collection, this major international touring exhibition will give audiences the rare opportunity to see over 100 historical works including the impressive Discobolus; an iconic marble statue of a discus thrower from the second century AD.The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is presented by the British Museum and Bendigo Art Gallery in collaboration and is the third exclusive exhibition in the Bendigo International Collection series to be staged at Bendigo Art Gallery. This is an Australian exclusive, the collection will not be shown anywhere else in Australia and will be going back to London after Bendigo, its final stop of the tour.
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