The Riace Warrior Bronzes: Salvaged from the Sea with Jayne Yantz

The Riace Warrior Bronzes: Salvaged from the Sea with Jayne Yantz


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This seminar reveals why these two Greek bronzes came to be priceless, how they were found and restored, and what they tell us about deeper secrets of Greek art and culture. Found in the waters off the coast of Italy, the Riace Warriors belong to the Classical Greek art style—generally considered the best of the best. Together we will trace how that style developed and track historical events that helped shape Greek ideas represented in these statures.

In our overview of Greek sculpture, this seminar also answers some common questions – why Greek sculpture favors male nudes, and how Greek treatment of this theme influences later ideas of high art—just think of Michelangelo’s David. We also speculate on the Riace Warriors’ original appearance, purpose, and destination — how did they land in an Italian Museum's art collection?

Led by art historian and college teacher Jayne Yantz, this seminar on the Riace Warriors is designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels. The seminar provides participants with an introduction to Greek sculpture and aesthetics, an inside understanding of the true value of the Riace bronzes, and an appreciation of how Greek sculpture shaped European ideals of great art.

Jayne Yantz completed graduate work in art history and anthropology before beginning a career in college teaching. She specializes in non-Western art and European Old Masters, has traveled extensively to see the works of art she teaches, and believes it is important to continue learning throughout life. Jayne has received continued recognition for teaching excellence, including the Teacher of the Year award from her college. She currently lives in the New Jersey Pinelands on a nature preserve.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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John G. (Genoa City, US)
Excellent, Informative Presentation

I truly enjoyed Jayne Yantz's seminar on The Riace Warrior Bronzes. She provided wonderful background, context and explanation for a subject about which I did not know much -- all with great slides/images. I hope Jayne presents more seminars for Context!

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John G. (Genoa City, US)
Excellent, Informative Presentation

I truly enjoyed Jayne Yantz's seminar on The Riace Warrior Bronzes. She provided wonderful background, context and explanation for a subject about which I did not know much -- all with great slides/images. I hope Jayne presents more seminars for Context!