San Antonio Museum or Art

Trinity Lennox Seminar Series: Mighty Aphrodite: Praxiteles, Phryne, and the Knidia by Andrew Stewart, University of California Berkeley

Lectures


Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Trinity University, Fiesta Room

Price: Free.

Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love includes several Roman copies and versions of Praxiteles' lost masterpiece, the Knidian Aphrodite, also showcased in his recent one-man shows in Paris and Athens. This lecture reconsiders the Knidia's alleged model, the famous courtesan or hetaira Phryne; its cultic and cultural roots; its address to its audiences, both male and female; and selected episodes in its reception from the Renaissance to the present.