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Towards a New Laocoon by Penelope Curtis
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This book is published to accompany the exhibition: 'Towards a New Laocoon' 13 May - 12 August 2007 at Henry Moore Institute. The antique group depicting the Trojan priest Laocoon and his two sons being attacked by snakes was excavated in Rome in 1506 and almost immediately put on show in the Vatican. Since that date the sculpture, its restoration, and the way it tells its story, have exerted a strong fascination for artists and writers. This exhibition reveals the Laocoon's appeal for recent British sculptors - Paolozzi, Cragg and Deacon - in terms of its intertwined forms, drama and suspense, and examines other moments of historical interaction.
Release date NZ
June 29th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
47 illustrations (7 colour)
Imprint
Henry Moore Institute
Pages
76
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781905462131
Product ID
1753177

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