Giambologna, Rape of the Sabines  1581/ 1583  Marble, height 410 cm  Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

Giambologna, Rape of the Sabines 1581/ 1583 Marble, height 410 cm Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

Louis-Ernest Barrias - Jeune fille de Mégare assise et filant. Musée d'Orsay.

Louis-Ernest Barrias - Jeune fille de Mégare assise et filant. Musée d'Orsay.

Achilles Wounded by the Heel (c.1850) by Innocenzo Fraccaroli, plaster, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Achilles Wounded by the Heel (c.1850) by Innocenzo Fraccaroli, plaster, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Defining beauty the body in ancient Greek art .Major exhibition focusing on the human body.The remarkable works of art in the exhibition range from abstract simplicity of prehistoric figurines to breathtaking realism in the age of Alexander the Great. These works continued to inspire artists for hundreds of years, giving form to thought and shaping our own perceptions of ourselves.'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.' - Aristole

Defining beauty the body in ancient Greek art .Major exhibition focusing on the human body.The remarkable works of art in the exhibition range from abstract simplicity of prehistoric figurines to breathtaking realism in the age of Alexander the Great. These works continued to inspire artists for hundreds of years, giving form to thought and shaping our own perceptions of ourselves.'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.' - Aristole

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