Elusive Originals: Greek Bronze Statues and Roman Marble Copies
March 22, 2012
Carol Mattusch, Mathy Professor of Art History, George Mason University
When we speak of Greek bronze originals and Roman marble copies, we may not be taking into consideration the importance of ancient technologies and the ancient marketplace. What is a true Greek bronze "original," and was there a market for copies in Greece as well as in Rome? This lecture will explore the relationships between technology and market demand in the classical world, and address the influence of newly discovered statues upon modern interpretations of ancient bronze statuary. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Ancient Bronzes workshop.
Reception to follow lecture. Limited complimentary parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.
The M. Victor Leventritt Fund was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.