The “Kritios Boy”. Characteristic of works created in the period after the Persian Wars, combining movement, plasticity and a seriousness of facial expression. The artist is thought to be the sculptor Kritios or Kritias. After 480 BC (Acr. 698).

The Kritios Boy and the Severe style

Saturday, 29 November, 2014

Can a work of art speak to us about an artist, a whole period, and the way in which we research the ancient world, as well as about contemporary ideas? Using one of the Museum’s most important exhibits – the marble adolescent attributed to the sculptor Kritios – as a starting point, visitors can study this uniquely shaped marble, and discuss the artist, his period, changes in art, and ancient and modern aesthetics.

The gallery talk 'The Kritios Boy and the Severe style' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 29 November 2014, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 30 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk