Spring 2016

The Matter of Classical Art History

Author
Verity Platt
Abstract
Greco-Roman visual art is often isolated within the larger discipline of art history, which focuses increasingly on the modern and non-Western. But recent scholarship has built on archaeological and literary studies to situate Greco-Roman visual art within the dynamic contexts that produced them. Using Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, Verity Platt raises questions about the artist’s relationship with his materials, models of perception, and “the slippage between medium and representation.”
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