Copiez la femme: Replicated Bodies and Individuality in Roman Portraiture
Date: Thursday January 10, 2008, at 8 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Free. Reservation required
Roman portraits are famous for highly individualized renderings of their subjects. But often, portrait heads are combined with bodies copied from a limited repertoire of statue types. How does this influence our interpretation of the work? Annetta Alexandridis, professor of classical art and archaeology at Cornell University, examines the Herculaneum Women as a case study to explore this question.