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Detailed description :Praxitèle


Under the direction of Jean-Luc  Martinez, Alain  Pasquier

Contributions by Michel Amandry, Michael Bennett, Geneviève  Bresc-Bautier, Philippe Jockey, Isabelle  le Masne de Chermont, Jean-Luc  Martinez, Alain  Pasquier

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The first Greek sculptor to dare portray a nude female, Praxiteles (4th century BC) remains one of the most famous artists of Antiquity. The works of this sculpture genius, venerated by Rome, were celebrated through the centuries. While showing the different facets of Praxiteles, this catalogue strives to understand the style and influence of this exceptional sculptor, whose masterpieces remain a reference in art history to this day.


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456 pages, paperback, 23 x 30 cm, 465 color illustrations.

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This book was awarded the Prix Mendelde by the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres.

Related event

Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Musée du Louvre from March 23 to June 18, 2007.


Ancient Greece
ISBN French978-2-75720-047-6
French only