The Athlete of Croatia: a bronze youth from the sea

Friday 10 April 2015,

Tickets £70
Members/Concessions £50

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An extraordinary life-sized bronze sculpture of a young athlete (the 'apoxyomenos') was recovered in 1999 from the depths of the Adriatic Sea.

The youth seems lost in concentration, but is perhaps not unaware that his beauty will attract admiration. He will be seen in the UK for the first time as a highlight of the exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art.

This study day will consider the sculpture’s recovery from the sea, its conservation, and the place it holds in the history of Greek art.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and with the support of the Croatian Embassy in London.

£70, Members and concessions £50. Includes coffee, lunch, wine reception and entry to the exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art.

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