“Roman art”

Greek and Roman art at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas, 6 May 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Dallas Museum of Art is displaying from 5 May to 6 October 2013 Greek and Roman art items issued from the collections of the British Museum. The exhibition titled “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum” features over 120 objects exploring the theme of the human body through the Greek and Roman art collections of the famous London institution. The event stresses the Ancient Greek culture and its fascination with the human form. Marble and bronze works, vessels, funerary objects and jewellery will be on display at the Dallas Museum. The exhibition is divided into ten thematic sections illustrating the various representations of the human body. Among the works on display, the famous Diskobolos, a sculpture wrought in the 2nd century A.D., will be exhibited in the United States for the first time. A video will provide illustrations of the original Olympic sites and ancient sports...

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Online sales on Antiquities-Saleroom.com

Erie (Colorado), 11 September 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). In a specialised collection of ancient art objects, the most important piece that a house could own is neither a 2,500 years old Egyptian statue nor a very rare Pre-Columbian object. It is its own integrity, reputation, and professionalism. On 14 September 2012, Antiquities-Saleroom.com, of the Artemis Gallery Ancient Art group, will offer a batch of 240 pieces from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Arabic and Pre-Columbian Antiquity. The same day, an auction will be organised, strictly online, on the LiveAuctioneers.com website. The CEO, Teresa Dodge, stated in Art Daily, that “All items offered for sale in this auction have been legally acquired and are legal to sell, and are guaranteed authentic/as described.” The first part of the sale is devoted to the more classical side of antiquities and includes various pieces. One of the key works of this collection is an exceptionally large Wedjat Eye earthenware dated from the eleventh or seventh century before our era, previously sold by Bonham’s. “I am enthralled with ancient Egyptian art and have been since childhood.” Stated John Paul comments, a buyer since 2005, in an interview given to Art Daily. “I used to buy antiquities from various on-line vendors, including eBay, but was paralyzed with fear that my purchases were not authentic. Since I was introduced to Artemis Gallery I decided to almost exclusively buy from their Antiquities-Saleroom platform because they stand behind their promise that no sale is ever final unless I am 100% happy.” Unlike many other galleries, John Paul can be reassured as he knows Antiquities-Saleroom.com / Artemis Gallery Ancient Art will never sell any...

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Roman sarcophagus discovered off coast of southern Turkey

Antalya, Turkey, 1 August 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). During a recent deep sea diving trip off the coast of southern Turkey, near Antalya, local diving trainer Hakan Gulec found a Roman sarcophagus at the bottom of the ocean. After coming across the sarcophagus, Gulec proceeded to take pictures of the well-preserved Roman work and showed them to the Alanya Museum. Later, after pulling it out of the water, thus revealing its ornamentation of Medusa heads, dancing women and cupids with garlands, museum officials were surprised to discover that the sarcophagus was in strikingly good condition. Pleased to add a new artwork to its collection, the museum believes the work comes from the Roman sculpture school, which was located in the small city of...

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The new galleries of Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluna

Barcelona, July 4th 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Roman art collection of the MNAC (museo Nacional de arte de Cataluna) features different forms of Roman Catalan art, uniting various artworks such as a group of paintings, wooden sculptures and a monumental sculpture made of precious metal. A permanent exhibition is now available. Viewers can discover information on the collection’s origins and the museum’s renovation techniques. These insights have been made possibly by researchers from the museum but also from all over the world, who have been contributing to the museum’s efforts for 15 years. The exhibition was created in partnership with the Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid. The event will consist of a selection of sixty paintings from MNAC’s collection, each piece was chosen for its artistic qualities, and aims to present the main techniques and subjects of Roman Art. It is the first time that an exhibition of this type is shown outside of Catalonia, except the 1937 Paris exposition, which took place during the Spanish Civil War. The visit will be divided into five parts and each part will be preceded by a presentation illustrating the work linked to architecture (murals, stone statues), and the artworks linked to furniture and other objects used when praying (paintings, wooden statue, works in precious metal and in enamel.) Amongst the pieces from Madrid, is a fragment of the stoning of Saint Stephen, by San Joan de Boi, the Batllo Majesty and a fragment of a mural from the monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza. The exhibition will include catalogues written by renowned specialists providing comprehensive biographies as well as other documentary sections....

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