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Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece – Treasures Down Under 2014

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece – Treasures Down Under 2014

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Beauty was something all the gods of Ancient Greece were known to love and admire. The exhibition: The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, originating at the British Museun will be on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria from 2nd August to 9th November. The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece…

Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum – Twin Cities of Fate

Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum – Twin Cities of Fate

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Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum, on show at The British Museum from March – September 2013, reminding us the victims were mundanely and poignantly real

Pompeii Goes LIVE Globally – British Museum’s New Initiative

Pompeii Goes LIVE Globally – British Museum’s New Initiative

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The British Museum’s successful exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum will go LIVE in cinemas globally from the end of August including Australia

Olympic Games London – Success in the Ancient & Modern World

Olympic Games London – Success in the Ancient & Modern World

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Winning at the Olympic Games was every bit as potent to the athletes of ancient times as it is today – it was the penultimate place to achieve success in sport

Collectors & Connoisseurs

Collectors & Connoisseurs

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The Regency era in England from 1811 when Prince of Wales ruled England until his father’s death in 1820, saw the rise of the first professional art critics. They were either wealthy connoisseurs or collectors, like Richard Payne Knight (who had a fine eye for erotica) or working journalists like…

An Eye for Art

An Eye for Art

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The Regency era (1792 – 1830) in England saw the rise of the first professional art critics who were wealthy connoisseurs or collectors like Richard Payne Knight (fine eye for erotica) and journalists like William Hazlitt. Trained as a painter Hazlitt had first hand knowledge of the technical and aesthetic…