Traditions and the History of Art Speaker Series continutes with a lecture by Dr. Peter Schultz
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture and reception are free and open to the publc. O'Shaughnessy Educational Center is handicap accessible. Accessibility requests: (651) 962-6315. Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, corner of Grand and Cretin avenues. www.stthomas.edu/campusmaps
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Dr. Peter Schultz, Olin J. Storvick Chair of Classical Studies, Department of Art at Concoredia College, Morehead, Minnesota, is presenting the 3rd lecture in the Traditions and the History of Art Lecture Series. His lecture is titled, Style, Continuity, and the Hellenistic.
Sculpture of the Hellenistic period, specifically "Hellenistic baroque," is often characterized as a revolutionary break with previous Greek traditions. Dr. Schultz argues that the conventional view of Hellenistic baroque as "new," "innovative," or "revolutionary" obscures an important historic reality: Namely, aspects of the Hellenistic baroque are firmly rooted in a stylistic tradition that extends directly back to sculpture of the fifth and fourth century B.C.E. in Athens. This "classical" pedigree of the "Hellenistic" style has ramifications regarding how the "baroque mode" was used by Hellenistic sculptors. Most importantly, this reconsideration of the "baroque tradition" allows for interesting speculation as to what Baroque sculpture might have meant to the artists, patrons and communities that made, purchased and consumed it.