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Heads and tails - tales and bodies : engraving the human figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern period / edited by Vasiliki Penna.

Ghent : MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2016.
cxx pages of plates, 405 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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This event is part of 2016's 'Year of Greece in Russia' and 'Year of Russia in Greece', the main aim of which is to bring these two splendid and unprecedented cultures still closer together, by celebrating their shared cultural and religious values, and their rich historical heritage. Both publication and exhibition display and discusses extremely rare numismatic, glyptic and archaeological artifacts that are only very rarely presented to the public. Hence Heads and Tails - Tales and Bodies is an impressive gallery of masterpieces of miniature sculpture, such as coins, medals, plaquettes and statuettes, in which man always takes pride of place. The perception and depiction of the human figure by artists of different periods, the development of artistic styles, and the close links between the iconographic repertoire and mythology, religion, history, literature and philosophy of the Greater Greek World are themes well reflected by specialists in this publication. The publication and the exhibition focus on the Classical Antiquity to te Early Modern era, and have been made possible through the combined efforts of the Benaki Museum in Athens and the Greek Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE), who initiated the preparation and realization of this ambitious exhibition project. Exhibition: The Pushkin Museum of Moscow, Russia (06.07. - 30.09.2016).
Catalog of an exhibition at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, July 5 - September 30, 2016.
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