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Socratis Mavrommatis

Gifts from Athens: New Plaster Casts from the Acropolis Museum and Photographs by Socratis Mavrommatis

The Bellarmine Museum

November 2 - December 17, 2010

This exhibition highlighted photographs by Socratis Mavrommatis, a prominent Greek photographer who gifted 23 works to the university in 2008, and 8 new plaster casts, given by the Acropolis Museum in Athens to Fairfield in July 2010. Mavrommatis's work focuses on the Acropolis, with an emphasis on the beauty and changing nature of monuments and the Athenian landscape. The plaster casts, in contrast, are evidence of the grandeur and monumentality of the Parthenon and other Acropolis sculptures, and remain symbols of the art and mythology of Ancient Greece. This show also explored Athenian "gifts" in the broader sense - that is, of antiquity's enduring legacy in the development and evolution of Western civilization's multi-faceted culture.

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The Erechtheion. Detail of the east porch. 1988
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The Parthenon. Detail of the south colonnade. 1979
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The Parthenon. Detail of the south colonnade. 2002
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The Parthenon. Detail of a Doric column of the south colonnade. 1994
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The Parthenon. Detail of a Doric column of the north colonnade. 1981
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The Parthenon. Detail of a column capital of the pronaos. 1980
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The Parthenon. Detail of the mutule of the cornice with guttae. 1998
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The Parthenon. Detail of a column capital of the pronaos. 1980
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The Parthenon. Detail of the top of the fluting of a column capital from the opisthonaos. 2002
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The Parthenon. Detail of the stereobate. 1982
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The Parthenon. Detail of the resting surface of a column drum. 2002
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The Parthenon. Detail of the circular anathyrosis of a column drum. 2002
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The Parthenon. Detail of the fluting of a column. 1979
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The Parthenon. Detail of a column drum of the west end. Cracks made by cannon balls. 1982
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Detail of a female figurine. Museum of Cycladic Art. Athens, 2005
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Detail of a female figurine. Museum of Cycladic Art. Athens, 2005
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Aphrodite. National Archaeological Museum. Athens, 2005
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Torso of Diadoumenos. National Archaeological Museum. Athens, 2005
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Victorious athlete from Sounion. National Archaeological Museum. Athens, 2005
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The Parthenon. North frieze. Detail of male figure 3. Block II. Acropolis Museum, 1982
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Kore of Euthydikos. Acropolis Museum, 1987
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Phrasikleia. National Archaeological Museum. Athens, 2005
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Phrasikleia. National Archaeological Museum. Athens, 2005




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