Power and Pathos
Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World
"Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World" brings to Florence the mastepieces belonging to Italian and foreign museums, such as the Musèe du Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The Hellenistic period was indeed particularly rich in regard to artistic achievement, its expressions in sculpture reflecting the changes in the political and cultural society in the Mediterranean area.
The exhibition develops itself according to important subjects for the Hellenistic art, such as the innovations in artistic genre, from portrait to everyday life scenes. Sculpture was characterized by a new realistic style and a striking expressionism. In this show are also presented to the public the different artistic techniques, like the process of bronze casting.
Guided tour: 1-1,30h
Tickets: 10 €