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Visions of Hellas: Greece in the mind’s eye, c.1700–c.1850

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Visions of Hellas: Greece in the mind’s eye, c.1700–c.1850

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29 November 2021

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From Renaissance artists onwards, the idea as well as the reality of Greece has inspired painters and sculptors to produce works of art. In the eighteenth century, some of the images created were accurate representations of what artists actually saw. Others, even if based on reality, were biased towards particular aspects. Some were more fanciful representations of both ancient and contemporary Greece. But all are interesting to us today, as they illustrate the growing public awareness of Greece, past and present.

This public lecture forms part of the programme of events that complement the University of Edinburgh’s exhibition “Edina/Athena: The Greek Revolution and the Athens of the North, 1821–2021”, generously funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

(Edited description from organiser’s website)

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02:00:00

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