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Launch: The Classics in 20th-century British Sculpture
The launch of a new installation of sculptures by UoR graduate and acclaimed artist Eric Stanford is being held at the University of Reading on the 17th of April. On the night, the UoR’s Edith Morley building will welcome two of Stanford’s sculptures from the University Art Collection, Protesilaus and Helen of Troy, as well as a third, Memnon, on loan from a private collection.
Stanford is one of a group of sculptors who questioned classical standards of beauty by looking anew at the art of non-European cultures, which they used to inspire a fresh, modern approach to Classical and other traditional themes in Western sculpture. His later work was heavily inspired by Greek and Classical mythology, which is reflected in these sculptures.
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The event is free of charge and open to the public.