Ancient Art in Contemporary Culture

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join us for a talk with Liudmila Ivanovna Davydova, Professor at the I. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of the Academy of Fine Arts and Curator of Greek Sculpture at the Hermitage.

Professor Davydova’s lecture “Ancient Art in Contemporary Culture,” is designed to convey to listeners the sense of the contemporaneity of classical heritage.  This lecture will demonstrate the extent to which contemporary artists integrate achievements of ancient sculptors, painters, and architects into their work and the fabric of our lives. The lecture will be illustrated by individual works as well as recent exhibitions that took place in Russia and in Europe. 

Liudmila Ivanovna Davydova is Curator of Greek Sculpture at the Hermitage where she lectures frequently on the history of the museum and its collection, including the holdings of the Department of Classical Antiquity.  She is also a Professor at the I. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of the Academy of Fine Arts where she teaches ancient art.  This year, she offered a course “Live Antiquity” for the Youth Educational Center of the Hermitage.  In this course, she uncovers relevant aspects of the art of Ancient Greece to our lives today.