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Seeing Icons- The Evolution of Greek Sculpture From Sanctuary To Gallery

  • Author(s): Fleming, Chelsey;
  • Advisor(s): Morris, Sarah P;
  • Papadopoulos, John K
  • et al.
Abstract

This project examines how select works of Greek sculpture became iconic in modern museums and considers the effect of these statues on the viewer through the lens of archaeoaesthetics. I argue that the process of assigning value to art and deriving pleasure from it are initially institutional constructs. Once works of art become iconic, they have a more profound impact on the viewer and form the basis for Western-biased socio-cultural narratives that are presented as the norm.

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