The sleeping Eros was among the earliest types rediscovered, and it is known that Michelangelo, early in his career, made one that he passed off as an ancient sculpture. Indeed, the sleeping Eros was the subject of numerous figural studies by Renaissance and Baroque artists who were looking to the classical tradition for inspiration. This statue is the finest example of its kind. Judging from the large number of extant replicas, the type was popular in Hellenistic and, especially, Roman times. In the Roman period, Sleeping Eros statues decorated villa gardens and fountains. Their function in the Hellenistic period is less clear.
Mar 25, 2013 · The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has on display as the centre piece of a unique and very special exhibition, an ancient bronze sculpture entitled Sleeping Eros. It is considered by curators as one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world and, very definitely in a class of Author: Carolyn Mcdowall. Sleeping Eros. $25.00. 8176. Qty. Add to Cart. Description; This is a small reproduction of the well-known sculpture from the Hellenistic age (3rd–2nd century B.C.) in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Hellenistic period introduced the accurate characterization of age.
Met curator Seán Hemingway on the purity of love in Bronze statue of Eros sleeping from Greece’s Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.E. The Hellenistic period introduced the accurate characterization of age. Young children enjoyed great favor, whether in mythological form, as baby Herakles or Eros, or in genre scenes, playing with each other or with pets. An exhibition examining the changing image of Eros from Antiquity to Renaissance is on show since January at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition revolves around one of its most remarkable possessions, the “Sleeping Eros,” a life-size bronze, winged little boy made by an unknown Greek sculptor in the third or second century B.C.
Eros, in Greek religion, god of love. In the Theogony of Hesiod (fl. 700 bce), Eros was a primeval god, son of Chaos, the original primeval emptiness of the universe, but later tradition made him the son of Aphrodite, goddess of sexual love and beauty, by either Zeus (the king of the gods), Ares. The statue of Eros sleeping is one of the key attractions in the metropolitan museum collections for the lovers of ancient Greek history. A glimpse at the magnificent work of art takes one away, far back in time to the Hellenistic age.
Sleeping Eros-An Ancient Sculpture Slumbering Through Time. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: Learn more about UA’s notice of nondiscrimination. Discussion Forums.