The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

 
Andrew Stewart introduces the physical settings of the athletic contests and of most of the victor statues: the gymnasium and the sanctuary, offering background on the Greek practice of exercising in the nude and the supposedly gradual professionalization of Greek athletics. After briefly tracing the origins and development of the victor statue from the 6th century to the Hellenistic period, Stewart focuses on the extant Hellenistic victor statues, their discovery and conservation, their varied and fascinating blend of tradition and innovation, and their status both as portraits of the athletes themselves and as evidence of the continuing vitality of Greek city life even in an age of kings, kingdoms, and the coming of Rome.

Andrew Stewart is professor of ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology in the departments of History of Art and Classics, as well as the Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies, and Curator of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, at the University of California, Berkeley. Stewart specializes in Greek art, particularly sculpture. He is author of numerous books, including Art in the Hellenistic World and Greek Sculpture: An Exploration.


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