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ART: Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at The Getty

Date 07.20.2015

During the three centuries between the reigns of Alexander the Great and Augustus, artists around the Mediterranean created innovative, realistic sculptures of physical power and emotional intensity. Bronze-with its tensile strength, reflective effects, and ability to hold the finest detail-was employed for dynamic compositions, dazzling displays of the nude body, and graphic expressions of age and character.

On display at Getty Center from July 28 through November 1, this unprecedented international loan exhibition unites about fifty significant bronzes of the Hellenistic age.

This exhibit was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and National Gallery of Art in Washington in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Archeologia della Toscana.