Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores how the snake-haired Gorgon transformed from a hideous monster into a beautiful femme fatale.
Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color
The equation of white marble with beauty is not an inherent truth of the universe; it’s a dangerous construct that continues to influence white supremacist ideas today.
Richest Gathering of Hellenistic Bronzes in Centuries Goes on Tour
In Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, opened last week at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi, more Greek bronzes are assembled than ever before in the modern age.
A Bloody Video Game Ode on a Grecian Urn
Apotheon brings the classical world of ancient Greek pottery to life as a full-length animated video game.
Undoing a 19th-Century Art Restorer’s Overzealous Handiwork
The 19th-century art restorer Raffaele Gargiulo was so good at reconstructing Greek vases, one antiquarian called it a “dangerous perfection for knowledge.” Filling in broken gaps with his own paintings, mending cracks with brass staples, his work was a potential threat to history.
Animating the Battles and Mythology of Greek Vases
Greek vases have some of the most lively of ancient art, and a duo called Panoply has been turning these vases into animations.
Hermitage Invites Contemporary Artist into Their Permanent Collection
MIAMI — For the first time, a contemporary artist has been invited to play with the permanent collection at the fabled Hermitage. Anthony Gormley tackles the museum’s classical collection and creates a humanizing display.