While many people are familiar with the classical idealism of Greco-Roman antiquity, this catalogue highlights an entirely different aspect of this period. These works represent a fresh perspective on ancient naturalism: the strange, the grotesque, and the picturesque. Although once seen as trivial and repulsive, these antiquities suggest a change of scenery, a release, a response to weariness with the excess of dignity and grandeur.
Softcover: 110 pages
Language: English and French
Illustrations: 41 full-color plates