Starting 14 March 2015 the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence will host a major exhibition showcasing some of the ancient world’s most important masterpieces of sculpture with exhibits from leading Italian and international museums. Using 50 outstanding large-scale bronze sculptures, this exhibition explores the development of art in the Hellenistic age as it spread from Greece throughout the Mediterranean between the fourth and first centuries BCE. The use of bronze allowed artists to impart an unprecedented level of dynamism to their full-figure statues and of naturalism to their portraits, in which psychological expression became a hallmark of the style. 

On view through 21 June 2015.

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