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Exchanging Views: Connectivity in Levantine Artistic Production in the Late Bronze Age


Visiting Research Scholar Lecture

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Exchanging Views: Connectivity in Levantine Artistic Production in the Late Bronze Age
11 March 2014, 06:00 PM
2nd Floor Lecture Hall
Lecture Event
Anna Lanaro (ISAW)

What inspired artisans and artists of the Levant in the second half of the second millennium BC? The close contact with other cultures of Eastern Mediterranean. The Levantine artistic production in the Late Bronze Age (15th-12th century BCE) is characterized by a strong tendency to adopt exotic images and foreign motifs and transform them into something unique. This sensibility towards "the other" should not be considered as lacking in authenticity and inventiveness. On the contrary, the fascinating artifacts produced in the Late Bronze Age are the result of an innovative creative process. Their puzzling blending of indigenous and exogenous motifs is, in fact, a distinguishing mark of the Levantine artisans.

This lecture is sponsored by The Achelis Foundation.

NOTICE: Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Reception to follow

Event is open to the public