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
Theme: 
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.

Speakers

Professor Robin Osborne

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

Location

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Ave
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

Location information

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