Art, Desire and Beauty in Ancient Greece

Venue: Cairns Sheridan Hotel

Artist: Prof. Alastair Blanshard

7:15pm Monday 12th April 2021

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Art, Desire and Beauty in Ancient Greece

To be an "art lover" in the ancient world was a dangerous business. Art could arouse the most violent passions and unbalance the mind. According to early Christian writers, there was something almost demonic about the emotion that classical art could inspire. This talk examines how different viewers reacted to art in the Greek and Roman worlds. It is a story about competitive artists, mad patrons, and seductive models. Above all, it is a story about the pursuit of beauty and the costs associated with such a quest.

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Address: 295 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD 4870,
Cairns, QLD,
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