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Hellenistic Sculpture - (World of Art) by R R R Smith (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 287

Genre: Art

Series Title: World of Art

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Author: R R R Smith

Language: English

Street Date: December 1, 1991
TCIN: 77477199
UPC: 9780500202494
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-9373

Description

The exuberant realism and virtuoso technique of Hellenistic sculpture formed the basis of much later European art. Under Alexander and his cosmopolitan successors, sculptors enriched the classical Greek repertoire with a whole range of new subjects--hermaphrodites, peasants, boxers--and new styles-- baroque treatment, genre figures, individualized portraiture. Professor Smith offers a reappraisal of this entire artistic epoch as a period of innovation, demonstrating the variety, subtlety and complexity of its styles. Numerous illustrations reveal the skill and inventiveness of the Hellenistic masters, who created works of great beauty and expressive power. 387 illus.
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