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The National Gallery of Art in Washington Showcases Sculpture Discovered in Vani, Georgia

The National Gallery of Art in Washington hosts a major touring exhibition “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World”. Within 50 sculptures the exposition showcases the Torso of a Youth (2nd-1st cc. B.C.) from the Vani archeological site preserved at the Georgian National Museum collections.

“Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculptures of the Hellenistic World” presents some 50 bronze sculptures and related works, dating from the 4th-century BC to the 1st-century AD. They span the Hellenistic period when the art and culture of Greece spread throughout the Mediterranean and lands once conquered by Alexander the Great. Through the medium of bronze, artists were able to capture the dynamic realism, expression, and detail that characterize the new artistic goals of the era.