The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture : Greek Sculpture and Modern Art from Winckelmann to Picasso Paperback
Part of the New Directions in Classics Series series
What can modern art have to do with ancient sculpture?
Surely the excitement of modern art lies in its utter repudiation of classical example?
Elizabeth Prettejohn's important and revisionist new book argues otherwise: that ancient sculpture and modern art have been in constant dialogue since Johann Joachim Winckelmann invented the modern discipline of art history.
It shows how ancient sculptures could inspire artists such as Rodin, Leighton or Picasso, and how modern artworks could help to interpret sculptors such as Pheidias and Praxiteles.
The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture will have strong appeal to students of modern art and the classics alike.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 51 bw integrated illustrations
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/07/2012
- Category: Ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE
- ISBN: 9781848859036