The transformation of classical art

The transformation of classical art

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Explore how the Greeks saw the world, and how it influenced their visual arts, with Professor Robin Osborne.
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 3.00pm to 4.00pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Art and culture

The way in which the world was represented in the visual arts underwent a revolution in Greece in the first half of the fifth century BC.

Long treated as a revolution in artistic style, in how the human body was represented, this was also a revolution in what was represented. Greeks came to see the world quite differently. In this lecture, Professor Robin Osborne explores just how differently, and to what effect.


Professor Robin Osborne

  • Professor of Ancient History in the Faculty of Classics
  • Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
Alumni information: 
King's 1976
Free of charge


University of Cambridge - Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Ave
United Kingdom

Location information

This event will take place in Room G.19 in the Faculty of Classics.