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In the Round: Ancient Art from All Sides

August 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

This exhibition examines the geometry and design of ancient art and the efforts by artists to represent depth and movement by influencing the vantage point of the viewer.

Introduction

This exhibition examines the geometry and design of ancient art and the efforts by artists to represent depth and movement by influencing the vantage point of the viewer. By simply flipping a coin, rotating a vase, or walking around a sculpture, the composition changes and new perspectives emerge. Using artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean, In the Round explores early innovations in representational art.

Works in the Exhibition

"Tanagra Figurine of Standing Woman," Boeotia (Greek), molded terracotta. Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Tanagra Figurine of Standing Woman," Boeotia (Greek), molded terracotta. Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Roman Portrait Head of a Boy (Gaius or Lucius Caesar?)," ca. 30 BCE-20 CE, Roman, Parian marble. Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Roman Portrait Head of a Boy (Gaius or Lucius Caesar?)," ca. 30 BCE-20 CE, Roman, Parian marble. Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Statue of a Youth (Pythian Apollo?)," Greco-Roman, marble. Gift of Nathan Dane II. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Statue of a Youth (Pythian Apollo?)," Greco-Roman, marble. Gift of Nathan Dane II. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Visiting the Exhibition

August 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

  • Rotunda