OUT OF SCALE! Aesthetic, Technical, and Art Historical Perspectives on Ancient Bronze Statuary March 21, 2015 Sala L’Altana Palazzo Strozzi Scuola Normale Superiore Firenze 10:00 Registration 10:15 Welcome MARIO CITRONI | Scuola Normale Superiore KENNETH LAPATIN | J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles ANDREA PESSINA | Soprintendenza Toscana ARTURO GALANSINO | Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi LORENZO BINI SMAGHI | Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi 11:00 Morning session Chair: GIANFRANCO ADORNATO | Scuola Normale Superiore Keynote speaker CHRISTOPHER HALLETT | University of California, Berkeley The Impact of Roman Collecting on Late Hellenistic Bronzes, Large and Small Discussant MICHAEL KOORTBOJIAN | Princeton University 13:00 Lunch 15:00 Afternoon session Chair: KENNETH LAPATIN | J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CAROL MATTUSCH | George Mason University, Virginia Piecing and Patching: the Dating of Ancient Bronzes KYOKO SENGOKU-HAGA | Tohoku University The Doryphoros Herm by Apollonios and the so-called Dancers of Herculaneum: Use of Plastice in Sculptors’ Workshops FABRIZIO PAOLUCCI | Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze Divina et Praesentia Signa. Imperial Images... [show more]
The Department is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Andrew Stewart, Art in the Hellenistic World. From the Cambridge University Press announcement: "What was Hellenistic art, and what were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This textbook introduces students to these questions and offers a series of answers to them. Its twelve chapters and two “focus” sections examine Hellenistic sculpture, painting, luxury arts, and architecture. Thematically organized, spanning the three centuries from Alexander to Augustus, and ranging geographically from Italy to India and the Black Sea to Nubia, the book examines key monuments of Hellenistic art in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the time. It is illustrated with 170 photographs (mostly in color, and many never before published) and contextualized through excerpts from Hellenistic literature and inscriptions. Helpful ancillary features include maps, appendices with background on Hellenistic artists and translations of key documents, a full glossary, a timeline, brief biographies of key figures, suggestions for further reading, and bibliographical references."