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Hellenistic Sculpture

A Handbook

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Hellenistic Sculpture by R.R.R. Smith
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The exuberant realism and virtuoso technique of Hellenistic sculpture formed the basis of much later European art. Under Alexander and his cosmopolitan successors, sculptors enriched the classical Greek repertoire with a whole range of new subjects--hermaphrodites, 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. 387 illus.
Release date NZ
September 9th, 1991
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
387 illustrations
Imprint
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Pages
288
Series
Dimensions
149x210x20
ISBN-13
9780500202494
Product ID
1824813

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