The beauty of Greek art, especially from the Classical and Hellenistic periods is, in my eyes, unsurpassed.
In order to celebrate its 150th birthday, the
National Archaeological Museum
in , put together a
special exhibition to illustrate the beauty of Greek art
from the Neolithic period to the late antiquity. To this purpose 340 works from
the museum’s collection have been selected and are now exhibited under the
common title “The countless aspects of Beauty” – a unique way to appreciate this facet of Greek art. Athens
This special exhibition is set up in four separate sections.
“Eternal aesthetics” is the first section presenting objects of everyday life in prehistoric times, followed by “The Beautiful and the Desirable” referring to the aesthetic preferences in clothing, hairstyles and beautification. The third section “Focusing on the Body” treats the human body as represented from the Neolithic period to historic times. The exhibition concludes with a final section titled “The endless Quest” which concentrates on the significance of the beautiful and its value for humans.
Among the masterpieces, please note the Bronze head from Delos (early 1st century BC), the Birth of Aphrodite from Baiae (2nd century AD), the Boy from Marathon (4th century BC), the Diadoumenos from Delos (100 BC copy of an original from 450-425 BC) and many, many others.
This exhibition was started last month and will remain open to the public till the end of 2019 - time enough to plan your visit to
allowing you to include this highlight in your trip. Athens