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From Athens to Bristol: The Parthenon Sculptures and their place at the RWA. Harriet Batten-Foster

18 Oct 2014

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10.30am — 4.30pm.

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£30

Bristol, United Kingdom

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From Athens to Bristol: The Parthenon Sculptures and their place at the RWA. Harriet Batten-Foster

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This series of three lectures and a gallery tour will spotlight one of the RWA's more unusual features: the replica of the frieze from the Athenian Parthenon in the upstairs Sharples gallery. Currently the focus of much international debate the Parthenon sculptures have been acclaimed as exemplary from their first creation and these lectures will place these masterpieces of art both within their original context and within the broader sphere of their paradigmatic role in European academic instruction. Lecture one will discuss the original sculptures and their place in the society and culture of Periclean Athens, lecture two will examine their removal to England and the academic discourse their arrival engendered and lecture three will investigate the role of the classical for artists of the nineteenth century and will also include a discussion of the Walter Crane lunettes above the main staircase. These sessions will be a combination of slide lectures and gallery tour.

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