Greek Sculpture and the Parthenon

Read, R. (Speaker)

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar

Description

In the course of four summer lectures at BRAG, the art historian Emeritus Professor Richard Read offers visual analyses of four great works of Western art to chart, with sidelights from non-Western art, how the Classical, Byzantine, Medieval and early Renaissance representations of the universe transformed into each other over many centuries. The first lecture examines the role of the Athenian Parthenon as the house of an anthropomorphic God and site for the dramatization of mythic narratives and political agendas that transformed static and timeless representations of Egyptian religion into illusions of life-like movement.
Period29 Jan 2020
Event title'Greek Sculpture and the Parthenon': Art and Changing World Pictures Series, Bunbury
Event typeCommunity
LocationBunbury, Australia, Western Australia
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • Greece
  • Sculpture
  • Architecture
  • Parthenon
  • Myth
  • Egypt
  • Culture
  • World Pictures