Posts tagged with 'Ince Blundell'
2 February 2017 by Chrissy Partheni
Ancient marble sculpture is irresistibly attractive: there are strong, ideal and sensual bodies, elaborate folds and drapery, complex hairstyles and realist or ideal faces to admire at. For centuries Ancient Classical sculpture came to epitomise beauty, to connect physical beauty with spiritual one and often to promote virtue and good citizenship. But is there more than meets the eye?
In this blog post, Chrissy Partheni, Curator of Classical Antiquities, tells us how National Museums Liverpool’s sculpture collection inspired art student David Brown:
“Museum curators are in a constant dialogue with people and we are always keen to explore how collections can inspire people with different skills.
Recently I was approached by David Brown, a Level 3 City and Guilds Art and Design student who wanted to know more about a sculptural bust that he thought he saw in World Museum. The bust is actually on show in the Sculpture Gallery at the Walker Art Gallery and it one of the pieces from the collection of Henry Blundell. Read more…