Statuephilia

Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum.

4 October 2008 – 25 January 2009. Admission free.

Siren, Marc Quinn

 

Marc Quinn remembers his visit to the Tutankhamun exhibition at the British Museum. He shares his delight in coming back to exhibit a work inspired by that experience and the surrounding ancient Greek sculpture. Curator Peter Higgs draws parallels with ideal female nudes created in 4th-century BC Greece.

Produced by ZCZ Films

Inspired by the Museum's collection


Statue of Aphrodite

Statue of Aphrodite

Marble statue of a naked Aphrodite crouching at her bath.

Nereid Monument

Nereid Monument

Nereids (daughters of the sea-deities Nereus and Dorix) were popular figures in Greek literature.

Case for an Angel I, Antony Gormley

Case for an Angel I, Antony Gormley

Gormley on the British Museum as the foundation of sculpture.

Cornucopia, Damien Hirst

Cornucopia, Damien Hirst

Hirst on the symbolism of the skull and its relevance across cultures.

Mask II, Ron Mueck

Mask II, Ron Mueck

On Mueck's large scale sculpture, displayed next to the Easter Island statue.

Dark Stuff, Noble and Webster

Dark Stuff, Noble and Webster

Noble and Webster's twist on the mummification of animals.

Siren, Marc Quinn

Siren, Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn reveals his latest piece, inspired by ancient Greek sculpture.

 

 
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