The vibrating surface: Pheidias and the art of sculpture

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).

The lecture takes place in the BP Lecture Theatre.


June 14, 2018

13:30 - 14:30

Admission: FREE

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


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