Magna Graecia: Greek Art from South Italy and Sicily

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Between the 8th and 6th centuries B.C., adventurous Greeks colonized many areas of South Italy and Sicily, a watershed historical event that would profoundly influence the ancient Etruscans and Romans and is even reflected in the Italian Renaissance. This magnificant volume presents 82 masterpieces of Greek vase painting and sculpture in terracotta, stone, and bronze from the eight great museum collections of South Italy and Sicily. Featured are brief commentaries and colorplates for each object, including many details, as well as six scholarly essays about various aspects of Greek art and civilization in Magna Graecia (Great Greece). Maps, glossary, and bibliography complete this invaluable reference work.

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About the Author:

Michael Bennett is Curator of greek and Roman Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Aaron J. Paul is Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Tampa Museum of Art.

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The catalogue for an exhibition organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Tampa Museum of Art, this erudite volume showcases more than 80 objects-terracotta sculptures, gold jewelry, ceramic and bronze vases-on loan from Italian collections. Most are photographed from multiple angles and accompanied by detailed, if workmanlike, descriptions penned by scholars and curators from the Italian museums and translated by the Cleveland staff. Six scholarly essays consider the cultural and artistic impacts felt in South Italy and Sicily when the Greeks began to colonize that region, which later became known as Magna Graecia ("Great Greece"), in the 8th century BC. Paul, for instance, profiles the splendid ancient city of Agrigento, which was famous for its beauty and as well as its victories in chariot races; Carlos A. Picon considers the styles of sculpture in the Archaic and Classical periods. An impressive, learned and somewhat stodgy volume, this is best appreciated by historians and authentic enthusiasts. 170 color plates and 40 halftones.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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