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.
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.