The vibrating surface: Pheidias and the art of sculpture

Thursday 14 June 2018,
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Recommend this event

Classicist and author David Stuttard explores the life and works of Pheidias, considered by the Greeks and Romans as the greatest sculptor.

Pheidias was the mastermind behind Athens’ Parthenon, and skilled in working both marble and bronze. He was perhaps best known for the colossal gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world (a representation of the divine so powerful that some considered it would be the greatest tragedy to die never having seen it).

You might also like


Marble statue from the west pediment of the Parthenon, c. 438–432 BC.